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Simple Homemade Marinara Sauce Recipe

Homemade Marinara Sauce

Marinara sauce is a versatile and flavorful sauce that can be used on pasta, pizza, or as a dipping sauce. It’s also surprisingly easy to make at home! This simple recipe only requires a few ingredients and can be made in under an hour.

Marinara sauce is a versatile and flavorful sauce that can be used on pasta, pizza, or as a dipping sauce. It’s also surprisingly easy to make at home! This simple recipe only requires a few ingredients and can be made in under an hour.

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Homemade Marinara Sauce

The Ingredients you will need for the Homemade Marinara Sauce:

  • Whole peeled tomatoes, San Marzano recommended: These tomatoes are known for their rich flavor and sweetness, which makes them perfect for marinara sauce. If you can’t find San Marzano tomatoes, you can use any whole peeled tomatoes.
  • Extra virgin olive oil: This adds richness and flavor to the sauce.
  • Chopped red onion: The onion adds sweetness and depth of flavor to the sauce.
  • Minced garlic: Garlic is essential for any good Italian sauce, and it adds a nice pungent flavor to the marinara.
  • Dried oregano: Oregano is a classic herb that pairs perfectly with tomatoes. You can also use chopped fresh oregano or ground oregano.
  • Noubess Hot and Spicy Sauce: This secret ingredient adds a bit of heat and sweetness to the sauce. You can adjust the amount to your taste preference.
  • Kosher salt: Salt helps to balance the sweetness of the tomatoes.
  • Black pepper: Black pepper adds a touch of spice to the sauce.
  • Fresh basil: Fresh basil is another classic herb that pairs well with tomatoes. It adds a bright, fresh flavor to the sauce.
  • Anchovy fillets with some of their oil: Anchovies are optional, but they add an umami flavor to the sauce that some people enjoy. If you don’t like anchovies, you can omit them.
  • Tomato paste (low sodium preferred): Tomato paste helps to thicken the sauce and add a deeper flavor.
Ingredients for Marinara Sauce
Ingredients for Marinara Sauce

The Instructions are very simple:

  1. Crush tomatoes and drain with some juice reserved.
  2. Heat olive oil in the skillet, add garlic and cook until fragrant.
  3. Add onion and Noubess sauce, cook until softened.
  4. Add tomato paste, cook for 1-2 minutes.
  5. Add salt, pepper, oregano, and reserved tomato juice, simmer for 10 minutes.
  6. Add basil and cook for 1 minute.
  7. Taste and adjust seasonings, serve over pasta, pizza, or vegetables.

Notes and Tips for the Homemade Marinara Sauce:

  • If you want a less thick marinara sauce, you can add more tomato juice.
  • For an even thicker sauce, you can reduce the sauce for longer.
  • Some tomato paste can also be used for faster thickening.
  • This recipe makes about 3 cups of marinara sauce.
  • Store leftover marinara sauce in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 5 days. You can also freeze it for up to 3 months.

Variations:

  • Spicy Marinara: Add a pinch of red pepper flakes to the sauce while it’s simmering.
  • Marinara with Meat: Add 1/2 pound of ground sausage or Italian sausage to the pot when you add the onion and garlic. Cook the sausage until browned, then drain the fat before adding the tomatoes.
  • Marinara with Vegetables: Add chopped vegetables to the sauce, such as bell peppers, zucchini, or mushrooms. Add the vegetables with the tomatoes and simmer until tender.

I hope you enjoy this simple recipe for homemade marinara sauce! It’s a great way to impress your friends and family with your culinary skills.

Additional notes:

  • I have removed the information about Jessica Gavin’s marinara sauce recipe, as it is not relevant to the current recipe.
  • I have added a note about the anchovies, as some people may not like them.
  • I have added a section with tips for thickening and storing the sauce.
  • I have added information about the yield of the recipe.
Homemade Marinara Sauce
Homemade Marinara Sauce

Homemade Marinara Sauce, simple, easy, and perfect for your pasta dishes. Toss that store-bought marinara pasta sauce!

You have some flexibility in how to use your delicious homemade marinara sauce! Here are a few ideas:

Pasta: This is the classic and obvious choice. Toss your sauce with any type of pasta, from long strands like spaghetti or fettuccine to shorter shapes like penne or fusilli. Add mozzarella cheese and fresh basil for a simple Caprese pasta, or get creative with other ingredients like grilled vegetables, sausage, or seafood.

Pizza: Use your marinara as a base for homemade pizza. Top it with your favorite cheeses, vegetables, and meats for a personalized experience. Remember, a good pizza starts with a great sauce!

Dipping: Whip up some crusty breadsticks or garlic knots and enjoy them warm with your marinara for a satisfying appetizer. You can also use it as a dip for vegetables like carrots, celery, or bell peppers.

Soups and stews: Add a spoonful of marinara to enhance the flavor of your favorite soups and stews. It works well with tomato-based recipes or adds a depth of flavor to vegetable soups.

Eggs: Get creative with breakfast! Dollop some marinara on top of fried eggs or use it as the base for eggs Florentine.

Beyond Italian: Don’t be afraid to experiment! Marinara can be a versatile base for Asian-inspired stir-fries or a flavorful addition to grilled meats. Get creative and discover new ways to enjoy your homemade sauce.

No matter how you choose to use it, your homemade marinara sauce is sure to be a delicious addition to any meal. Enjoy!

Homemade Marinara Sauce

Simple Homemade Marinara Sauce Recipe

Homemade Marinara Sauce, simple, easy and perfect for your pasta dishes. Toss that storebought marinara pasta sauce!
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Course Condiment
Cuisine Italian
Calories 603 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 56 oz whole peeled tomatoes San Marzano recommended
  • 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 cup chopped red onion
  • 1 tbsp minced garlic
  • 3/4 tsp dried oregano 2 teaspoons chopped fresh oregano or 1 tsp ground
  • 1 tsp Noubess Hot and Spicy Mango Sauce with Herbs
  • 1 tsp kosher salt
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper
  • 1/2 cup chopped basil
  • 4-6 anchovy fillets with some of their oil
  • 1 tbsp tomato paste low sodium preferably

Instructions
 

  • Prepare all your ingredients
    Ingredients for Marinara Sauce
  • Drain the tomatoes in a colander set in a bowl.
  • Crush tomatoes using your hand, breaking into smaller chunks. Allow the tomatoes to sit and drain in the colander for 5 minutes. Reserve the tomato juice.
  • Heat a large skillet over medium heat. Once hot, add the olive oil. When the olive oil begins to shimmer, add in the garlic and let cook for a few seconds but not brown.
    Marinara Sauce - garlic
  • Add in the onions, Noubess Hot and Spicy Mango Sauce with Herbs, and the anchovies. Stir to combine and saute until onions are softened and lightly browned, about 5 minutes. 
    Marinara sauce onion cooking1
  • Add the tomato paste mix and let cook for 1 – 2 minutes while stirring until all the ingredients are blended together.
    Marinara sauce onion cooking3
  • Add salt and pepper. Stir and cook until fragrant, 30 seconds.
    Marinara sauce onion cooking4
  • Add the strained tomatoes, oregano, basil and stir to combine. Increase heat to medium-high, cook and stir frequently, until the liquid evaporates, and the sauce begins to brown on the edges of the pan, 10 minutes.
    Marinara sauce - herbs and spices
  • Add in 2 1/2 cups of the reserved tomato juice. Stir the sauce, scraping any browned bits from the pan. Reduce heat to a simmer, stir and cook until the sauce thickened about 10 minutes.
    Marinara sauce - cooked
  • Taste sauce and season with more salt, pepper, and Noubess Hot and Spicy Mango Sauce with Herbs as desired.
    Marinara sauce - upclose

Notes

The recipe makes 3 cups of marinara sauce. Serving Size: 1/4 cup (60ml) If you want a less thick marinara sauce, add more tomato juice. For an even thicker sauce, reduce the sauce for longer. Some tomato paste can also be used for faster thickening.
Use this sauce for pasta, vegetables and meat stews. 
This recipe is originally from Jessica Gavin’s marinara sauce recipe. 

Nutrition

Calories: 603kcalCarbohydrates: 78gProtein: 18gFat: 31gSaturated Fat: 4gPolyunsaturated Fat: 4gMonounsaturated Fat: 21gCholesterol: 10mgSodium: 4745mgPotassium: 3419mgFiber: 19gSugar: 43gVitamin A: 2773IUVitamin C: 162mgCalcium: 603mgIron: 18mg

Please keep in mind that nutritional information is a rough estimate and can vary greatly based on the products used.

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