Momma’s Famous Marinara Sauce

Marinara Sauce

Up until last year, I always bought marinara sauce at the grocery store…and it was fine. Like, I would eat it in lasagna or spaghetti and it was okay. But it wasn’t life changing. And it definitely wasn’t something I would categorize as special. Since the marinara was never GREAT, we didn’t eat a lot of recipes that involved marinara. One day it hit me: maybe I’m missing the boat here; maybe I need to figure out how to make this stuff on my own. Surely I can figure it out. Lucky for all of us, I did. This is my now famous, totally delicious and SUPER EASY marinara sauce. 

Here’s the thing; marinara is really easy and you really don’t need that many spices. I stick with traditional Italian spices and just layer them as necessary. Let me sauce finish cooking and readjust seasoning as needed. To incorporate the seasoning, bring the sauce back to a boil, add additional seasoning, and bring it back to a simmer.

Momma's Famous Marinara Sauce
Serves 6
Homemade and flavor-packed marinara sauce
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Prep Time
5 min
Cook Time
1 hr
Prep Time
5 min
Cook Time
1 hr
38 calories
9 g
0 g
0 g
2 g
0 g
66 g
68 g
5 g
0 g
0 g
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
66g
Servings
6
Amount Per Serving
Calories 38
Calories from Fat 2
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 0g
0%
Saturated Fat 0g
0%
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0g
Monounsaturated Fat 0g
Cholesterol 0mg
0%
Sodium 68mg
3%
Total Carbohydrates 9g
3%
Dietary Fiber 2g
8%
Sugars 5g
Protein 2g
Vitamin A
10%
Vitamin C
17%
Calcium
3%
Iron
7%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
Ingredients
  1. 1 White or yellow onion diced
  2. 2 cloves minced garlic
  3. 1TBLS olive oil
  4. 1 Large can Crushed Tomatoes
  5. 1 small can tomato paste
  6. 1 TBLS salt
  7. 2 TSP pepper
  8. 2 TBLS Italian seasoning
  9. 3TBLS chopped parsley
Instructions
  1. Add minced garlic, onion, and olive oil to pan on medium heat
  2. Saute until onion is cooked, about 3-4 minutes
  3. Add crushed tomatoes, tomato paste, garlic, and onions to large pot
  4. Bring mixture to a boil and season with salt, pepper, and Italian seasoning
  5. Reduce heat and let sauce simmer for at least an hour and up to 6 hours
  6. When sauce is finished, add fresh chopped parsley
  7. Continue to simmer 10 minutes
  8. Taste sauce and add salt, pepper, or Italian seasoning to taste
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calories
38
fat
0g
protein
2g
carbs
9g
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Warning: With marinara this good, you will be eating A LOT of Italian dishes.