Classic Marinara Sauce

Classic Marinara Sauce

This homemade marinara sauce recipe is made super simple from scratch with fresh tomatoes, garlic and herbs. This is a great way to use up some tomatoes from a farmer’s market haul, from your garden or from a recent grocery store run!

It’s no secret that we are lovers of sauces in this household! Life would be a little boring with out a perfect marinara sauce to go on pastas, vegetables and PIZZAS!

We created an easy to make classic marinara sauce. That will pair beautiful with any dish that calls for a tasty marinara sauce!

At the end of summer of summer we get an overwhelming amount of tomatoes in our garden. It’s a blessing and a curse! What better way to use up the tomatoes then by Turing them into sauce to enjoy later!

How to freeze your marinara sauce?

Allow sauce to cool down until it’s still warm to the touch but not too hot or too cold. Transfer the sauce to a freezer safe container or a sturdy freezer safe zip-top bag. Leave about an inch room at the top of the container or bag. This will allow room for the sauce to expand as it freezes.

How to reheat Marinara Sauce after its been frozen?

Thaw frozen marinara sauce in the fridge over night. The next day reheat marinara sauce on stove top for about 10-15 minutes, stirring occasionally! Use as needed!

Instructions

In a large skillet, over medium heat. Heat olive oil. When oil is hot, add garlic.

When garlic begins to sizzle (don’t let it brown), add diced tomatoes. Then add water and give everything a good stir.

Add red pepper flakes, salt, oregano, and Italian seasoning. Stir.

Add basil (including basil stem) on top of the tomatoes. Allow the basil to wilt and then submerge it into the sauce.

Simmer sauce until thickened and oil on the surface turns into a deep orange like color. This process can take anywhere between 15-25 minutes. Optional. Discard basil. We love keeping the basil in the sauce!

Let’s Make Something Delicious!

We hope this marinara sauce takes your dishes to the next level! We love using this sauce on pizzas. Homemade pastas and when we are feeling a little healthy on zucchini noodles!

If you have any questions or comments, please feel free to leave a comment below or send us a message on our contact page. I would love to know how you liked the recipe! 

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Classic Marinara Sauce

This homemade marinara sauce recipe is made super simple from scratch with fresh tomatoes, garlic and herbs. This is a great way to use up some tomatoes from a farmer’s market haul or from your garden!
Prep Time 10 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Course Sauce
Cuisine American, Italian
Servings 4 cups

Ingredients
  

  • 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • 5-8 cloves garlic peeled and slivered
  • 28 oz organic fresh tomatoes diced (about 5 tomatoes) and slightly mash with hands.
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/2 tsp red pepper flakes
  • 3/4 tbsp Kosher salt
  • 1 tbsp oregano
  • 1 tbsp Italian seasoning
  • 3/4 cup fresh basil Or 2 large basil sprig including stem

Instructions
 

  • In a large skillet, over medium heat. Heat olive oil. When oil is hot, add garlic.
  • When garlic begins to sizzle (don’t let it brown), add diced tomatoes. Then add water and give everything a good stur.
  • Add red pepper flakes, salt, oregano, and Italian seasoning. Stir.
  • Add basil (including basil stem) on top of the tomatoes. Allow the basil to wilt and then submerge it into the sauce.
  • Simmer sauce until thickened and oil on the surface turns into a deep orange like color. This process can take anywhere between 15-25 minutes.
  • Optional. Discard basil. We love keeping the basil in the sauce!
  • Enjoy!
Keyword Easy Recipe, Easy Sauce Recipe, Pasta Sauce

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