Fresh, simple and delicious, this homemade Marinara Sauce, tastes so much better than a store bought sauce. It is the basis for so many meals, use it on pasta, in your lasagne, as a topping for pizza and so much more!
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Homemade Marinara Sauce

Fresh, simple and delicious, this homemade Marinara Sauce, tastes so much better than a store bought sauce. It is the basics for so many meals, use it on pasta, in your lasagne, as a topping for pizza and so much more!
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time1 hr 30 mins
Total Time1 hr 35 mins
Servings: 6
Calories: 109kcal
Author: Claire | Sprinkles and Sprouts
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Ingredients

  • 1 onion - see note 1
  • 5 garlic cloves
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1 tsp balsamic vinegar
  • 1/4 cup red wine
  • 4 cans chopped tomatoes (400g/14oz cans) - see note 2
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • 2 tsp sugar
  • 1 tbsp dried oregano
  • 1 tbsp dried parsley
  • 1 tsp chopped fresh basil

Instructions

  • Finely chop the onion and garlic, then place them in a large saucepan.
  • Add the olive oil and cook over a medium/low heat until they are starting to soften and go translucent.
  • Pour in the balsamic vinegar and red wine, allow to bubble then add the remaining ingredients, except the fresh basil.
  • Bring to a simmer and then cook on the lowest setting for 1 1/2 hours, staring occasionally.
  • Once the sauce is cooked stir through the fresh basil and remove from the heat.
  • Eat straight away or freeze in ziplock bags. You can also can this using steralized jars and the boiling method.

Notes

  1. I like to use a red onion but white or yellow are just as good.
  2. To make with Fresh Tomatoes:
    • Wash your tomatoes and cut a small 'x' in the bottom of each one.
    • Bring a pan of water to the boil and then add the tomatoes. Cook for 1-2 minutes until the skin is starting to peel.
    • Remove the tomatoes from the boiling water and place in an ice bath to cool.
    • Once the tomatoes are cool you can easily peel the skins off.
    • Cut tomatoes into quarters and use in the recipe in place of canned tomatoes.
    • You may need to add 1/4 cup of boiling water to your marinara sauce mixture.

Nutrition

Calories: 109kcal | Carbohydrates: 5g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 198mg | Potassium: 64mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 14IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 25mg | Iron: 1mg
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