Dishing up Easy Recipes and Forkin' Fun
SAUCE: Best Marinara Sauce

SAUCE: Best Marinara Sauce

Think outside the jar and make your own Marinara Sauce with this incredibly easy and flavorful recipe.

Bite Me Bit

"The trouble with eating Italian food is that 5 or 6 days later you're hungry again."

-George Miller


1 medium white onion, chopped
4 large garlic cloves, minced
3 tbsp olive oil
3 (28oz/796ml) cans diced tomatoes
1/2 cup dry red wine
1 tsp kosher salt
1/4 tsp crushed red pepper flakes
1/4 tsp freshly ground black pepper
1/4 cup chopped fresh basil
3 tbsp sugar


1) In a large soup pot, combine onion, garlic and olive oil over medium-low heat and stir often until onion is tender, about 8 minutes. Add canned tomatoes, wine, salt, red pepper flakes and black pepper. Over high heat, bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low and simmer uncovered for 30 minutes. Remove from stove and using a hand held or countertop blender, puree sauce to desired consistency. Stir in basil and sugar. Cover and return to medium-low heat, cooking 5 minutes. Season with salt to taste.

Related Recipes