Homemade Marinara Sauce
Homemade marinara sauce has got to be one of the easiest things one could ever make! It’s something that we all love, and we all use – think about how many times you cook your favorite pasta dish a week? It’s very likely that this dish has a base of marinara sauce! I know my faaavoriteee pasta dish is a tie between baked spaghetti and baked ziti! Hmmm, I’m drooling just thinking about it & to have this homemade marinara sauce stored in the fridge at my convenience is a HUGE time saver!
And can I emphasize for a sec, the easiness of this recipe?!? It’s literally ABC 123 – WAM BAM & you’re done! Ha! I really enjoyed those sounds in my head. It all starts with onions and garlic as any great recipe would. Some crushed tomatoes, your favorite herbs (dried or fresh!) salt & pepper of course and you’re done.
Serve this with hot garlic bread, fried mozzarella sticks, or cheesy bread and impress everyone with this simple recipe!
1 yellow onion, diced
2 cloves garlic, diced
2 tbs extra virgin olive oil
1 tbs garlic powder
1 tbs onion powder
1 tsp Italian seasoning
1 tsp dried parsley
1 tbs dried basil
1 tbs dried oregano
2-3 tbs sugar
1 tsp crushed red pepper flakes
Fresh parsley, chopped (about 2 tbs)
Salt and pepper to taste
1 ½ cans of Hunts crushed tomatoes (about 42 oz.)
- In a pan add in onions and olive oil. Cook over medium high heat for 9-10 minutes or until translucent and slightly browned. Add in garlic and cook for an additional 3-4 minutes.
- Reduce heat to medium heat and add in cans of crushed tomatoes. Mix well and let simmer for 5-6 minutes.
- Add in garlic powder, onion powder, dried parsley flakes, Italian seasoning, oregano, basil, and sugar. Mix well.
- Add in crushed red pepper flakes and season well with salt and pepper.
- Let simmer for 10-12 minutes.
- Turn off heat and add in freshly chopped parsley.
- Serve or store in your favorite mason jar!! (see notes)
- With storing this sauce, I would recommend to not store for longer than 3 days to preserve freshness.
- Don’t be shy with the salt or sugar! Tomatoes are high in acidity which makes them harder to season. Adjust the seasonings until your taste buds are satisfied!