Homemade Marinara Sauce
This homemade marinara sauce is a blend of tomatoes, basil, garlic, olive oil and herbs, all simmered together to make a fresh and flavorful sauce. A quick and easy way to make your own pasta sauce that tastes way better than the store bought version!
- 3 tablespoons olive oil
- 1/3 cup onion finely diced
- 2 1/2 teaspoons garlic minced
- 28 ounce can whole San Marzano tomatoes coarsely crushed or chopped
- 1/4 teaspoon dried oregano
- 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes optional
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon pepper
- 2 sprigs fresh basil
Place the olive oil in a large pan over medium heat.
Add the onion and cook for 3-4 minutes or until softened. Stir in the garlic and cook for 30 seconds.
Add the tomatoes and all their juices from the can, oregano, red pepper flakes, salt, pepper, fresh basil and 1/4 cup water.
Stir to combine. Bring to a simmer. Reduce the heat to low and cook for 20 minutes or until sauce has started to thicken. Taste and add more salt and pepper if needed.
Remove the basil sprigs and discard. This makes a chunky sauce. If you prefer a smooth sauce, you can puree some or all of it in a blender. Serve immediately or store in the refrigerator for up to 4 days.
Calories: 93kcal | Carbohydrates: 7g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 201mg | Potassium: 333mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 1137IU | Vitamin C: 20mg | Calcium: 19mg | Iron: 1mg