Marinara Sauce I Recipe -
Marinara Sauce I Recipe
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Marinara Sauce I

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"This is a delicious simple sauce which goes with anything. You can have it plain over pasta or make lasagna with it. You can make ziti or spaghetti and meatballs (just cook the meatballs in the sauce - it will take longer) or anything you can think of. It makes good, slightly too bland, pizza sauce. You can triple the batch and freeze it in jars."

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Original recipe makes 4 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    15 mins
  • COOK

    15 mins

    30 mins


  1. In a medium bowl, blend the whole tomatoes and paste; reserve.
  2. In a large saucepan, warm olive oil over medium-low heat and add garlic; cook for a few minutes, but make sure to not brown the garlic.
  3. Pour tomato mixture in saucepan and stir; cook over medium heat for 10 minutes. Add parsley, salt and wine; reduce heat to low and simmer, stirring occasionally, until sauce thickens; serve.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Jul 21, 2003

This is great if you add 3 chopped chicken breast to sauce

Most Helpful Critical Review
Jun 21, 2006

My favorite is the Best Marinara Yet on this site. This one is good too, just a little plain and my fiance said too tangy.


34 Ratings

Sep 25, 2006

I was very disappointed in this sauce. A few more herbs would make the difference I think. I probably won't make it again.

Oct 19, 2003

This is a great sauce particularly becacuse it's not runny. I used mine for meatloaf sandwiches so I was looking for somehting thick. The extra freezes well and complements bread sticks or cheese sticks.

Aug 26, 2011

This is a great base recipe to bend and make more personal. I sauteed fresh minced onion in with the garlic and I added a good amount of basil and oregano as well as red pepper flake and a pinch of brown sugar for sweetness. The longer this cooks, the better it gets.

Apr 29, 2008

I used concentrated crushed tomatoes for a smoother sauce in this recipe. I added a small amount of sauteed garlic and italian seasonings. It still was a little bland to me. I will continue to try the other marinara recipes on this site for "the one".

May 26, 2006

a really great sauce! i like lots of spices so to this recipe by the letter, i added fresh basil, oregano and marjoram from my herb garden. I also grow parsley, so that was fresh as well. My husband said this was even better because of the undertones the red wine added. It has replaced my usual recipe. I served it with turkey meatballs, pasta and snack size pieces of fried polenta with fresh parm cheese sprinkled on top (ala Giada-for dipping in the sauce of course). An easy and magnifico sauce! highly recommended.

Dec 31, 2004

Quartering the tomatoes so that they melt into the sauce is an improvement, but this is an excellent sauce.


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  • Calories
  • 252 kcal
  • 13%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 25.7 g
  • 8%
  • Cholesterol
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Fat
  • 14.3 g
  • 22%
  • Fiber
  • 5.8 g
  • 23%
  • Protein
  • 5.2 g
  • 10%
  • Sodium
  • 1772 mg
  • 71%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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