Marinara Sauce Recipe

Homemade Marinara Sauce Recipe – This homemade marinara sauce recipe is made with classic, fresh ingredients, and is so simple to prepare!

Homemade Marinara Sauce Recipe - This homemade marinara sauce recipe is made with classic, fresh ingredients, and is so simple to prepare! // addapinch.com

This marinara sauce is one of those recipes that I turn to again and again. I adore a good homemade marinara sauce, but have to be honest. I don’t want to have to cook it for hours for it to taste just right.

I like simple and quick recipes so I can start supper as we’re finishing up from our busy day of school and all of the other activities and still have a hot, delicious supper on the table.

Homemade Marinara Sauce Recipe - This homemade marinara sauce recipe is made with classic, fresh ingredients, and is so simple to prepare! // addapinch.com

I know I could plan way in advance and make the long-cooking marinara sauce, but that’s just not how I roll most days.

So, if it’s not how you roll either, then this marinara sauce is perfect for you, too!

It can be our little secret.

As a matter of fact, you might want to get enough ingredients to double this recipe! I like to keep a jar or two of it in my refrigerator we love it so much!

I prefer my marinara sauce to still have bits of tomato in it, but if you prefer a smoother marinara sauce, you can simply blend with your immersion blender until it reaches the consistency you prefer, it usually only takes a minute or two. If you don’t have an immersion blender, a standard blender or food processor will also do the trick!

Homemade Marinara Sauce Recipe - This homemade marinara sauce recipe is made with classic, fresh ingredients, and is so simple to prepare! // addapinch.com

Here’s how I make my marinara sauce recipe.

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Homemade Marinara Sauce Recipe
 
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This homemade marinara sauce recipe is made with classic, fresh ingredients, and is so simple to prepare!
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Serves: 2¼ cups
Ingredients
  • 2 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • ½ medium onion, diced
  • ½ teaspoon kosher salt
  • ½ teaspoon fresh ground black pepper
  • 1 32-ounce can crushed tomatoes
  • ½ teaspoon oregano
  • ½ teaspoon thyme
Instructions
  1. Heat the olive oil in a medium saucepan over medium-low heat. Add garlic and onions and cook until tender, about 5 minutes. Add the remaining ingredients and stir to combine.
  2. Simmer until slightly thickened, about 20 minutes.
  3. Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator to keep for about 1 week.
Notes
If you prefer a smooth marinara sauce, simply blend until it reaches the consistency you prefer. You can use an immersion blender, standard blender or even a food processor.

Enjoy!
Robyn xo

Homemade Marinara Sauce Recipe - This homemade marinara sauce recipe is made with classic, fresh ingredients, and is so simple to prepare! // addapinch.com

From the Add a Pinch recipe archives. Originally published 2012.

26 comments on “Marinara Sauce Recipe”

  1. Always a good recipe to have on hand!

  2. I love himemade pasta sauce. It’s so much more flavorful than store bought. Off to add it to my ZipList recipe box.

  3. That is how I make my tomato sauce! I’ve never thought to make it ahead of time just to keep on hand. So smart!

    • I make my marinara sauce and freeze in containers. Every time I need it, I take a container out. This way never out of my marinara sauce

  4. OK, this one I am saving in my email folder. I’ve tried two recipes before I wasn’t exactly thrilled with. Love the chunky texture!

  5. This IS simple and quick- fabulous!

  6. I don’t usually have hours and hours to prepare dinner either…having a few jars of this in the fridge is the perfect solution!!

  7. Quick and easy is what keeps mamas sane. At least it does for me! Everyone should have a recipe or two like this up their sleeve!

  8. I’ve been looking for a quick homemade sauce like this! Can’t wait to give this a try – thanks for posting it! Happy Wednesday 🙂

  9. This looks yummy! I love that you haven’t added any sugar. I’ve always thought that if you add a bit of fresh parmesan cheese, it adds as much sweetness as necessary.

    I’m excited about trying this!

  10. This is exactly why I love marinara: quick and simple! {And everyone loves it!}

  11. This does look quick and easy and more importantly it sounds delicious!

  12. Definitely a keeper – love easy recipes like this! Looking forward to recipes using this sauce. Thanks – going to ziplist & pin this recipe!

  13. I love making big batches of sauce and storing it in the freezer. This sounds fantastic!

  14. Great recipe, very similar to mine.
    I like to put a whole chilli in with the onion and chilli and just leave it in until the end of cooking time, then just take it out.
    Give it a nice gentle heat.x

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  17. Love this recipe as it is, but tried it this weekend with fresh Rutgers tomatoes from our garden. It was a huge hit with dinner party guests as well as my own family! Thanks so much for your advice on modifying it. I doubled the simmer time, and it was just right!

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  19. Could this marinara sauce be canned?

  20. You say to use a can of crushed tomatoes, but the picture of the sauce looks chunky. Should I use chopped tomatoes instead?

    • Hi Merle,
      The crushed tomatoes that I used were a bit chunkier than some other brands that I’ve used in the past. (I used the Muir Glen organic crushed tomatoes.)

  21. Looks good and ever so simple.. I will be printing this recipe and making for my husband and me. If family comes around they can have some….maybe.. ha ha thank you for the recipe.. Sue

  22. While recipe looks great but what are the nutritional #’s especially carbs?

    • Hi Susan,
      I use a calorie counting application or website when I need to figure nutritional numbers. I like the My Fitness Pal application – there are many others like it – as I can input the information from the exact ingredients I use and my portion sizes. I hope this helps!
      The marinara is delicious – Thanks!

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