Multiple versions of this 6-ingredient homemade marinara sauce are a staple in my house. The versatility is endless — add finely chopped up sautéed veggies for a more robust sauce or sprinkle in some chopped jalapeño for an extra kick of heat. Use the recipe below as your base. Explore your own variations of my flexible sauce recipe!
Take a peek inside your fridge and get creative. This marinara sauce is better than the bottled stuff you’ll purchase at the store. My advice? Make big batches and freeze. That way, a delicious pasta sauce, pizza topper, or even dip is always within arm’s reach. For freezing tips, I am a HUGE believer in saving food, read my blog post before starting the process so there is no chance of freezer burn.
Add sauce to roasted cauliflower & topped with cheese — yum!
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Under a broiler, smear your 6-ingredient homemade marinara sauce over bread or bagels and sprinkle with cheese for pizza toast, a fun way to enjoy pizza without the heavy grease. Another great use for this marinara sauce is my recipe for easy cheesy sheet pan baked ziti with cauliflower. A simple weeknight dinner with room for creativity. I love this marinara for more than just topping vegetables but serves as a romantic night in with the hubs. Explore my tips for the best date night, share a big bowl of pasta with marinara, and maybe some healthy banana chocolate sushi for dessert. 😉
Marinara Sauce Recipe
Marinara Sauce Recipe
- Butter/oil for sautéing
- 1 medium onion, chopped
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- 1 can crushed or whole tomatoes
- 3-4 tablespoons tomato paste
- Splash white wine
In a medium pot, sauté onions in butter or oil until translucent and fragrant
Add garlic and cook for 1-2 minutes
Add canned tomatoes, tomato paste, and wine
Season with salt and pepper
Simmer for a minimum of one hour, or until sauce reduces and thickens
- Add fresh basil, if you have on hand
- Fold in sautéed veggies if you have to enhance flavor and nutrition
- Serve over pasta or roasted cauliflower and sprinkle with parmesan
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