Simple Marinara Sauce

Simple Marinara Sauce


"This is a simple marinara sauce, good over any pasta or on lasagna."


50 m servings 135 cals
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Original recipe yields 8 servings



  • Calories:
  • 135 kcal
  • 7%
  • Fat:
  • 6 g
  • 9%
  • Carbs:
  • 18g
  • 6%
  • Protein:
  • 6 g
  • 12%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 7 mg
  • 2%
  • Sodium:
  • 619 mg
  • 25%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Heat oil in a large saucepan over medium heat. Saute garlic until aromatic and tender. Stir in crushed tomatoes, tomato puree, oregano, parsley, Romano cheese, Parmesan cheese, bay leaves and onion powder. Reduce heat to low and simmer for at least 40 minutes.
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  1. 71 Ratings


Great Marinara! I didn't have any Romano Cheese on hand, so instead just used more Parmesan. Great flavor, and I like the chunky texture. I am sure I will use this one over and over! Thanks!

This was an interesting recipe. I am not sure if the cheese really added that much though. I added a little sugar to cut the acid. I also used half a real onion rather than onion powder. I t...

This turned out really well. I used it as a sauce for eggplant parmesan and it was simple but tasty. I didn't add as much cheese and added about a tablespoon of sugar.

Fantastic sauce! I added extra garlic, and since I didn't have crushed tomatoes on hand, I just used a can of diced tomatoes and mashed them a bit in the pot. I eyeballed the measurements, and...

WARNING: YOU MUST BE AN OREGANO LOVER. I personally didnt care too much for it. This tasted like a bad jar sauce. My husband liked it - but thats not saying much. I think Im just not much of an ...

This came out great. I made this with a chicken cutlet recipe listed on this site. I had to be careful, since my wife is Italian, and I could not make a better sauce then she does. Only varia...

This was simple and good which was what I wanted. I did not have tomato puree and Romano so used tomato sauce and Parmesan. It's great when the recipes call for items in the pantry.

Followed it to nearly the letter. The thing with this type of sauce is the longer it simmers the better. I let mine simmer for 4ish hours and my dinner guests just drooled. This will be added to...

This wasn't bad, but didn't appeal to me any more than most sauces out of a jar. The parmesan left the sauce with a grainy texture. Adding sliced turkey sausage as an attempted improvement was a...