Marinara Sauce

    30 min

    This is a deliciously chunky tomato sauce, which is great with meatballs, pasta or anything you fancy. It's quick and easy to make and is freezer friendly.

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    Serves: 6 

    • 1 tablespoon olive oil
    • 1 onion, chopped
    • 1 clove garlic, chopped
    • 1 (400g) chopped tomatoes
    • 225g passata
    • 1 teaspoon caster sugar
    • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
    • 1/4 teaspoon salt

    Prep:10min  ›  Cook:20min  ›  Ready in:30min 

    1. Heat olive oil in a saucepan over medium-high heat. Add onion and garlic and cook 2 to 4 minutes until crisp-tender, stirring frequently.
    2. Mix in tomatoes, passata, sugar, oregano and salt. Bring to the boil. Reduce heat to low and simmer 15 to 20 minutes or until flavours are blended, stirring frequently.

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    Because of a special diet I can't use canned tomatoes or paste so I just subbed the same amount of fresh diced tomatoes. There was enough juice from the tomatoes to make it just right. Also, I used 4 cloves of garlic because of personal taste. The addition of fresh basil and oregeno made this dish exceptional.  -  15 May 2008  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    There may be better recipes out there for marinara sauce, but I gave this 5 stars just because I made it exactly as the recipe stated and it was tasty--plus it was super easy and quick and the ingredients are all things you tend to have on hand.  -  02 Dec 2006  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    Husband says not to bother buying sauce any more after eating this. Changes: added some black pepper, Italian seasonings, parsley, & basil. Used a (drained) can of diced tomatoes w/ garlic & mushrooms. Could use diced tomatoes w/ jalapeno for more of a kick.  -  07 Mar 2005  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)

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