Marinara Dipping Sauce

Marinara Dipping Sauce

20 Reviews 2 Pics
  • Prep

    10 m
  • Cook

    45 m
  • Ready In

    55 m
Jackie Smith
Recipe by  Jackie Smith

“Serve this traditional marinara sauce with warm bread. Garlic bread would also be delicious!”

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Original recipe yields 4 servings



  1. In a large skillet, heat oil and saute garlic until light brown and softened. Be careful not to burn the garlic. Stir in tomatoes, sugar, water, basil, and salt and pepper.
  2. Bring contents of the pan to a boil. Cover and simmer on low heat for approximately 45 minutes, stirring occasionally. Serve warm.

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After it was done cooking I drained the extra water and added 10oz. tomato paste and cooked it an extra 10 minutes. It was the best marinara sauce I've ever had!



I have used this recipe over and over again. My daughter has a food day at school and we make it and send with a loaf of french bread. I've also served it with shrimp and pasta. Many other possibilities also!



Excellent simple, fresh sauce! I needed a bit more than the recipe made, so I used about 10 plum tomatoes, and chopped about 15-20 leaves of fresh basil. Also, I avoid sugar like the plague, so I add a pinch of ground cloves to counteract the acidity of the tomatoes, a trick told to me by my Italian neighbor. Made a really yummy marinara!

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Amount Per Serving (4 total)

  • Calories
  • 64 cal
  • 3%
  • Fat
  • 3.7 g
  • 6%
  • Carbs
  • 7.6 g
  • 2%
  • Protein
  • 1.5 g
  • 3%
  • Cholesterol
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Sodium
  • 8 mg
  • < 1%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet



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