Best ever marinara sauce, you will no longer look for any other recipe!
Happy Friday folks!I have best ever marinara sauce recipe for you plus a giveaway! Recently while enjoying marinara sauce with my garlic bread, I wondered why I never make my own marinara sauce. It was funny as I like making or you can say atleast trying to make most of the sauces at home from scratch and the fact that I forgot such a simple yet sturdy sauce, was kind of surprising. Do you know that google has approx. 3,810,000 results for marinara sauce! Crazy, right. While doing my usual search and research, I decided to go with my instincts and taste buds rather than following any set recipe. So here we are with one of the easiest and yummiest marinara sauce recipe. I am not kidding when I say that it is totally customizable. Trust your taste buds and proceed. You can play around with different herbs. You can even add more or less spiciness as per preference. I like to keep my marinara sauce kind of chunky but you can totally blend it and make it silky smooth, if that’s what your heart desires!
- 1 tbsp olive oil
- ¼ cup finely chopped onion
- 3 garlic cloves, chopped fine
- 1 Red Gold Diced Tomato can (14.5 oz)
- 1 tsp oregano
- ½ tsp parsley
- Salt to taste
- ½ tsp black pepper
- 6 fresh basil leaves, chopped fine
- Heat oil in a pot. Add onions and saute until soft. Add garlic and saute until fragrant. Add tomatoes from the can, mushing them using the back of spatula. Add salt, black pepper, oregano and parsley. Bring to a boil and then let it simmer on med-low for 12-15 minutes or until thick and tomatoes get broken down. Taste and adjust seasoning. Add freshly chopped basil. Serve or once cold, store in an airtight container in refrigerator.
Here are some Recipes that will go well the Marinara Sauce:
Heather @ My Overflowing Cup saysOctober 3, 2014 at 2:02 PM
Thanks so much for this timely recipe. I just realized that purchasing canned tomatoes is less expensive than buying tomato sauce in the jar. Also, I have a bunch of fresh tomatoes that I need to use up so I’m going to try it with fresh today. Thanks. Pinning.
naivecookcooks saysOctober 4, 2014 at 1:10 AM
Heather @ My Overflowing Cup saysOctober 3, 2014 at 2:06 PM
I’ve never tried this brand of tomatoes before, so I’d love to win. Thanks for the chance.
Lisa H.|From My Lemony Kitchen... saysOctober 4, 2014 at 12:47 AM
Beautiful sauce Ami.
Love marinara and I must try to make this one day 😀
naivecookcooks saysOctober 4, 2014 at 1:09 AM
Angie@Angie's Recipes saysOctober 4, 2014 at 5:08 AM
Marinara sauce is my favourite and I love to try the different recipes. Thanks for sharing, Navi. The sauce looks wonderful.
Tori@Gringalicious.com saysOctober 4, 2014 at 5:51 AM
MMMMM! I rarely use shortcuts in the kitchen because I prefer to do everything from scratch but marinara happens to be one of the things I cheat on. You are inspiring me to make it from scratch next time.
Mira saysOctober 4, 2014 at 8:13 AM
I really love making my Marinara sauce and my recipe is almost the same. This sauce looks delicious! My favorite! Although the other day I made marinara with fresh tomatoes from my garden, next time I’m making it with Red Gold 🙂
sarah k @ the pajama chef saysOctober 4, 2014 at 11:16 AM
i’d use their tomatoes in my crockpot marinara sauce!
sarah k @ the pajama chef saysOctober 4, 2014 at 11:17 AM
i also follow you on instagram (@thepajamachef)
Manali @ CookWithManali saysOctober 4, 2014 at 11:38 AM
I need to make my own marinara sauce too! looks great Ami!
David saysOctober 4, 2014 at 8:56 PM
In my area, we just had our first freezer last night. That calls for a recipe of nice warm chili.
David saysOctober 4, 2014 at 8:57 PM
I follow you on instagram as 1froglegs
marcie saysOctober 5, 2014 at 11:02 AM
I love homemade marinara — this looks so fresh and delicious!
Jacki saysOctober 5, 2014 at 5:07 PM
So simple and looks so delicious! Just followed you on Instagram. I would make a zucchini lasagna with all of the huge zucchini from my garden (I swear they can grow a foot long overnight).
Thalia @ butter and brioche saysOctober 5, 2014 at 5:44 PM
I have never made my own marinara sauce before.. I have always just been lazy and bought it from the store. If the recipe is as easy and delicious as you make it seem.. I must recreate the recipe!
karen saysOctober 5, 2014 at 11:10 PM
I’d use the tomatoes to make tomato soup.
wendy rozema saysOctober 6, 2014 at 6:25 PM
I’d use it to make Slow Cooker lasagna!!
wendy rozema saysOctober 6, 2014 at 6:26 PM
I’m following you on Instagram