Easy Marinara Sauce

simple marinara sauce recipe

Meet the marinara recipe of my goals! I’ve all the time been intimidated by marinara, perhaps as a result of I adore it a lot that I used to be afraid of messing it up. I lastly confronted my fears and tried making marinara each which approach. This model is my favourite, no contest.

This selfmade marinara sauce gives wealthy and energetic tomato taste, and it couldn’t be simpler to make. You’ll want simply 5 primary pantry elements: good canned tomatoes, onion, garlic, dried oregano and olive oil.


  • 1 giant can (28 ounces) entire peeled tomatoes*
  • 1 medium yellow onion, peeled and halved
  • 2 giant cloves garlic, peeled however left entire
  • 2 tablespoons additional-virgin olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • Pinch of pink pepper flakes (optionally available, omit if delicate to spice)
  • Salt, to style (if needed)
  • Optionally available, for serving: Cooked pasta, Parmesan cheese, chopped recent basil, further olive oil


  1. In a medium, heavy-bottomed saucepan, mix the tomatoes (with their juices), halved onion, garlic cloves, olive oil, oregano and pink pepper flakes (if utilizing).
  2. Convey the sauce to a simmer over medium-excessive warmth, then decrease the warmth to maintain the sauce at a sluggish, regular simmer for about forty five minutes, or till droplets of oil float freed from the tomatoes. Stir sometimes, and use a sturdy picket spoon to crush the tomatoes towards the aspect of the pot after about quarter-hour has handed.
  3. Take away the pot from the warmth and discard the onion. Smash the garlic cloves towards the aspect of the pot with a fork, then stir the smashed garlic into the sauce. Do the identical with any tiny onion items you may discover. Use the picket spoon to crush the tomatoes to your liking (you’ll be able to mix this sauce clean with an immersion blender or stand blender, if desired).
  4. Add salt, to style (the tomatoes are already fairly salty, so that you may simply want a pinch). Serve heat. This sauce retains properly, coated and refrigerated, for as much as four days. Freeze it for as much as 6 months.