Easy Marinara Sauce Recipe

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This Easy Marinara sauce recipe from the fresh tomatoes makes it rich, ultimately delicious, naturally bright red in colour, totally customizable. This simple sauce is so versatile and it’s incredibly simple to make!

Easy Marinara sauce recipe made of tomato served in small mason jar with fresh basil aside

                           Easy Marinara Sauce Recipe

What is a marinara sauce made of?

Marinara sauce is rich tomato sauce basically made with garlic, tomato, basil. We can also include onions, olive, capers.

How do you make marinara sauce better?

In a large saucepan, heat up olive oil, add garlic, chopped tomatoes, chilli flakes, add dried Italian herbs.

Add enough amount of water and finely chopped fresh basil leaves. Simmer the sauce for 10 to 15mins.

Homemade best marinara sauce is ready! 

What is the difference between marinara sauce and pizza sauce?

The difference between marinara sauce and pizza sauce is the time of cooking. Pizza sauce is usually uncooked tomato sauce with garlic and herbs in it.

However, You can also use the marinara sauce on pizza!

How do you make the marinara sauce thicker?

Reduce by cooking at a low boil or simmer. The reduction is the most natural way to thicken the sauce.

Add some cornstarch

Finish cooking the spaghetti in the sauce itself

How to make the smooth marinara sauce?

I personally like chunky marinara sauce,

You could grind the tomatoes to a puree to yield a smooth marinara sauce.

How long homemade marinara sauce good for?

Once the sauce is made, can be refrigerated in a sealed container for 4 to 5 days.

How long can you freeze easy marinara sauce?

Bring the sauce to room temperature.

Pour into a freezer friendly ziplock bags or airtight container

And can be stored up to 4 to 5 months.

The Easy Marinara sauce used for:

Marinara sauce can be used and great to serve with,

Pizza

Pasta

On meatball

Lasagna

Tomato soup

Minestrone soup

Shakshuka

Chicken parmesan

Dips & Sidedishes

How to make Easy Homemade Marinara Sauce:

Ingredients to make marinara sauce is taken in small bowl
Ingredients to make Easy Marinara Sauce Recipe
sauce pan is being heated up with olive oil
Heat up olive oil in deep sauce pan
garlic is sauted in deep sauce pan
Add chopped garlic and saute for just 1 minute
chopped tomatoes are added to sauce pan
Add coarsely grind tomato
tomatoes are boiled in deep sauce pan
the tomatoes are nicely cooked
chilli flakes is added to marinara sauce cooked in deep sauce pan
Add chilli flakes
oregano is added to marinara sauce
Now, add oregano
italian herb is added to marinara sauce
Add mixed herbs italian seasoning
basil herb is added to sauce
Add dried basil
dried herbs are added to marinara sauce cooked in deep sauce pan
Now all the herbs has been added
marinara sauce is being cooked in deep sauce pan
AND, keep sauting for 2mins
water is being poured to the cooking marinara sauce in sauce pan
Add 1/2 to 1 cup of water
chopped fresh basil leaves is being added to marinara sauce cooked in sauce pan
Add chopped fresh basil leaves and cover and cook for 15 to 20 mins over a low-medium heat.
marinara sauce is being cooked in deep sauce pan
Until the you get the desired consistency! The marinara sauce is ready to be served.

homemade Easy marinara sauce recipe served in mason jar with fresh basil aside

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Easy Marinara sauce


  • Author: Nithya Narasimhan
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Total Time: 25 minutes
  • Yield: 2 1x

Description

This Easy Marinara sauce recipe from the fresh tomatoes makes it rich, ultimately delicious , naturally bright red in colour, totally customizable. This simple sauce is so versatile and its incredibly simple to make! 


Ingredients

Scale
  • 6 Tomatoes
  • 3 tbs olive oil
  • 3 Tbs garlic
  • 1 tbs chilli flakes
  • 1 tsp dried basil
  • 1 tsp oregano
  • 1 tsp Italian seasoning
  • 3 Fresh Basil
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 cup water

Instructions

  1. Coarsely grind tomatoes, finely chop the garlics.
  2. Heat up olive oil in sauce pan, add chopped garlic, coarsely grind tomatoes, salt and and cook for 3 to 5 mins.
  3. Add all the seasonings and herbs chili flakes, oregano, dried basil and Italian seasoning. Mix and stir well.
  4. Add 1 cup of water and cover and cook for 10 to 15 mins, Until you get the desired consistency.
  5. Easy Marinara sauce is ready!

Notes

How long homemade marinara sauce good for?

Once the sauce is made, can be refrigerated in a sealed container for 4 to 5 days.

How long can you freeze marinara sauce?

Bring the sauce to room temperature.

Pour into a freezer friendly ziplock bags or airtight container

And can be stored up to 4 to 5 months.

The marinara sauce used for:

Marinara sauce can be used and great to serve with,

Pizza

Pasta

On meatball

Lasagna

Tomato soup

Minestrone soup

Shakshuka

Chicken parmesan

Dips & Sidedishes

  • Category: dip, sauce, Side Dish
  • Cuisine: Italian

 

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