6-Ingredient Homemade Marinara Sauce

This 6-ingredient marinara sauce is better than the bottled stuff you’ll get at the store. My advice? Make big batches and freeze for later!

Versions of this marinara sauce are a staple in our 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. Then, take a peek inside your fridge and get creative. This stuff is better than the bottled stuff you’ll get 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. In the photo above, I added this sauce to a bowl of roasted cauliflower and then topped with a little cheese — yummm! 


Marinara Sauce Recipe

Marinara Sauce Recipe

Ingredients

  • 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

Instructions

  1. In a medium pot, sauté onions in butter or oil until translucent and fragrant

  2. Add garlic and cook for 1-2 minutes

  3. Add canned tomatoes, tomato paste, and wine

  4. Season with salt and pepper

  5. Simmer for a minimum of one hour, or until sauce reduces and thickens

Recipe Notes

FLEXIBLE FLIPS 

  • 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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