Homemade Marinara Sauce

Published May 12, 2012 by jenmatteson

I made this sauce for my grilled pizzas, but I have a pretty good feeling that I’ll be making it a lot more in days to come.  It was so super simple and it tasted so delicious, I don’t know if I’ll be buying store-bought marinara anymore.  Not only did I find my recipe for grilled pizzas from Prevention RD, but I also found this mariana sauce recipe as well.  If you’ve never made your own, I urge you to try this one.  It doesn’t have to sit on your stove simmering all day long but it sure tastes like it did!  I didn’t have any fresh herbs on hand, so I used dried and altered a bit from Nicole’s recipe.  Use fresh if you have it, it’ll taste even better!  I also added a bit more wine, because really, how could that hurt?

Marinara Sauce

Source: Prevention RD


1 tbsp olive oil
1 tbsp garlic, minced
1 tsp dried oregano
1 tsp dried basil
1/2 tsp salt
1 tsp black pepper
1 tsp red pepper flakes (reduce if you are opposed to heat)
28 oz crushed tomatoes
1/4 cup dry red wine
1 tsp sugar


1. Heat olive oil in a large sauce pan and add garlic.  Cook for 30 seconds and add herbs.  Cook for another 30 seconds until herbs become aromatic.

2. Add salt, black and red pepper, tomatoes, wine, and sugar.  Bring to a boil.  Reduce heat to a simmer and cook for 20-30 minutes, stirring occasionally, until thickened.

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