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Marinara Sauce

April 21, 2020

One of the best sauces that’s always available in my fridge. I use it as a quick fix for my pastas or as a pizza sauce. Very easy, and very forgiving.

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Few of my favorite ingredients

Marinara Sauce

Use it with your pasta or on your pizza, this sauce is basic and epic
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 45 mins
Total Time 1 hr 5 mins
Course Sauce
Cuisine Italian


  • 3 tbsp olive oil
  • 5 large sliced garlic cloves
  • 1/2 cup red wine optional
  • 1 tbsp chili flakes
  • 5-6 fresh basil leaves
  • 1 kg ripe tomatoes or 1 cup chopped tomatoes
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 tsp black pepper freshly grinded


  • In a sauce pan, heat your olive oil on low heat
  • Add your garlic and chili flakes and cook for a few minutes until fragrant
  • Add the wine, careful because it will splatter a bit and let them simmer for 5 mins
  • If using fresh tomatoes, you don’t need to peel them. If they aren’t super ripe then you can peel them if you don’t want a chunky sauce at the end
  • Add your tomatoes or canned/jarred chopped tomatoes into the pot
  • Add basil, salt, black pepper,and dry oregano
  • Bring them to a simmer and lightly squish the tomatoes
  • Add the water, cover and simmer for 40mins
  • Once all is cooked you can simmer with the pot open if you want a thick sauce for pizzas or keep as is if using for pasta
  • You can also blend the sauce if you want a liquidy sauce


Store in airtight container in fridge for up to a week

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