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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!
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Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Total Time 45 mins
Course Condiment
Cuisine Italian
Calories 603 kcal


  • 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


  • 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


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. 


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.

Keyword Marinara Sauce, Pasta Sauce
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