Best Marinara Sauce Yet1159 Reviews
- Prep: 15 min
- Cook: 30 min
- Ready In: 45 min
“This is a very easy homemade red sauce, and the only one my 5 year old daughter will eat! Serve with your favorite pasta.” - by Jackie
Original recipe yields 4 cups
- In a food processor place Italian tomatoes, tomato paste, chopped parsley, minced garlic, oregano, salt, and pepper. Blend until smooth.
- In a large skillet over medium heat saute the finely chopped onion in olive oil for 2 minutes. Add the blended tomato sauce and white wine.
- Simmer for 30 minutes, stirring occasionally.
Amount Per Serving (8 total)
- 151 cal
- 10.5 g
- 11.7 g
Based on a 2,000 calorie diet
Reviews (1159)Rate This Recipe
"I'm rating this a 5 because the consistency is perfect; thick enough but not too much so that if one wanted to make a meatsauce out of it, the spoon would not stand up straight in the middle of the po..." See moret. Also a 5 star for ease of preparation and ingredients one tends to have on hand. I did have to add 2 more cloves of garlic but I am a garlic lover. 1 clove just did not seem to do it justice. I followed exactly and used a 'Mier's Winecellar white table wine'. I added the 1/2 cup and it was not overpowering. I love to cook w/wines but don't drink it and although I could taste it, it wasn't overpowering. It seemed to enhance the flavor and didn't hinder it. It also is a sweeter sort of wine so thought it would help with that sauce tartness thing we all try to fix. I did have to add 1 Tbsp. of BROWN sugar and that took care of it. **I recently saw on Food Network that if you use BROWN sugar in any redsauce, it helps with that tartness fix better than white.** Thanks for the great recipe. I'm going to let it sit in fridge overnight and make eggplant parm. tomorrow."
"Incredible sauce!!! Instead of stewed tomatoes I used crushed tomatoes so there was no need for the food processor. I fried the onions in 3 cloves of minced garlic and added 1 tsp. of dried basil, u..." See moresed 1 Tbsp. of dried parsley instead of fresh, and added 1 Tbsp. of brown sugar to cut the acidity of the tomatoes. Other than those additions this was perfect over angel hair pasta and chicken parmesan!"
"I have made this so, so many times -- and it is phenomenal. I typically make 3x this much (as long as I'm going to all the work!) and then freeze it in family dinner-size portions. I make the follow..." See moreing changes (these amounts are for the regular-size recipe, without doing the 3x): add almost 1 tsp. dried basil; use only 1/4 cup white wine; add 1 T. sugar; use canned, diced tomatoes instead of stewed; use only 2 T. olive oil. Although I made it once as just a marinara sauce (and it was excellent as such), I typically make this with meatballs; after forming the meatballs and browning them on all sides in a pan with about 1/2 inch of hot vegetable oil, I drain them and then throw them right into the sauce, where they finish cooking through while the sauce is simmering. Definitely adds a lot of flavor to the sauce. Yummy."
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