“My mother, who was Italian American, called marinara sauce ‘gravy.’ She made this marinara sauce recipe in big batches several times a month, so it was a staple on our dinner table. A mouthwatering aroma filled the house each time she cooked it.” —James Grimes, Frenchtown, New Jersey

Marinara Sauce recipeTaste of Home
Servings Prep Time Cook Time
5cups 20minutes 1hour
Servings Prep Time
5cups 20minutes
Cook Time
Portions: cups
Portions: cups
  1. In a large saucepan, heat oil over medium-high heat. Add onions; cook and stir until tender, 3-5 minutes. Add garlic; cook and stir 1 minute longer. Stir in remaining ingredients. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer until thickened and flavours are blended, 30-45 minutes, stirring occasionally and breaking up tomatoes with wooden spoon.
Recipe Notes

Nutrition Facts

1/2 cup: 44 calories, 4g fat (1g saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 178mg sodium, 2g carbohydrate (1g sugars, 0 fibre), 0 protein.