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Easy Marinara Sauce Recipe

Easy marinara sauce made from scratch - classic Italian pasta sauce. Perfect to serve over pasta (spaghetti, linguine, fettuccine, etc.) or chicken dishes.
Course Main Course
Cuisine Italian
Keyword how to make marinara sauce, marinara sauce
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 10 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Author Julia


  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 onion , chopped
  • 5 cloves garlic , chopped
  • 28 oz whole plum tomatoes , from the can
  • 1 tablespoon basil
  • ¼ cup red wine
  • salt and pepper


  • Heat olive oil over medium heat, add onion, garlic and cook until softened, about 3 minutes.
  • Add tomatoes and basil and wine and cook the sauce on medium-low heat, while it simmers covered, for about 30 minutes.
  • Place the sauce in food processor and process until puree consistency.
  • Return the sauce to the same pan, re-heat gently and add salt and pepper to taste.