This Recipe includes
|Garlic – crushed garlic for a warm earthiness|
|Olive oil – to cook the garlic|
|Basil – fresh basil leaves to simmer in the sauce|
|Oregano – dried oregano for a peppery bite|
|(Optional) Red chilli or pepper flakes – for a bit of spice|
|(Optional) Parsley – fresh parsley for decoration|
|Salt and pepper|
Type of tomatoes sauce
You can use any brand of crushed tomatoes. In a pinch, I recommend a can of San Marzano crushed tomatoes, which is an Italian variety of plum tomato that is known for a sweet and rich tomato flavor.
Why we love it
Italian food is rich and full of flavor, and a marinara sauce is an essential part of Italian cuisine. The warm and savory taste of marinara sauce is the ultimate comfort food.
While it may seem easier to just buy it at the grocery shop, there is something that just tastes so much better knowing that what you are eating is healthier and without any added preservatives.
This homemade marinara sauce recipe is so delicious that you’ll never want to buy jarred sauce again. It is also quite healthy and will only take you about around 30 minutes to make a big batch to use while cooking.
What to serve it with?
This homemade marinara sauce goes quite well with any type of pasta, but you can also serve use it in dishes like chicken parmesan.
How to store it?
This Italian marinara sauce can easily be kept the fridge or freezer in an airtight glass jar. Place it in small containers as it will spoil if you try to unfreeze and refreeze it. In order to defrost, place in the fridge for about a day to let it defrost naturally.
Italian marinara sauce
- 1 can of San Marzano crushed tomatoes
- 1-2 sprigs of fresh basil
- 2 tablespoons of olive oil
- 3 cloves of crushed garlic
- 1/2 teaspoon of dried oregano
- Optional pinch of red pepper flakes
- Optional pinch of parsley for decoration
- pinch of salt and pepper
- In a saucepan, over medium heat and add cook the minced garlic in the olive oil for about 1-2 minutes until fragrant.
- Stir in crushed tomatoes along with all the herbs and spices (except the basil).
- Bring the sauce to a simmer for 5 minutes and then reduce heat and cook at low heat partially covered for 15 minutes.
- Turn off stove and add in the chopped basil and let sit for 5 minutes.
- Decorate with optional parsley, and serve while warm.
Other tomato recipes
- Vegetarian tomato tartare
- Roasted tomatoes with garlic and parsley
- Italian salsa (Salsa cruda di pomodoro)
- Air fryer roasted cherry tomatoes
- Homemade Bruschetta salsa
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