Homemade Marinara Sauce

This simple and delicious marinara sauce is a great staple. You can use this in a multitude of other recipes or just have it on a humble bowl of pasta. 

It takes less than half an hour to make and it tastes leagues better than buying a preprepared sauce from a shop.





Category: Sauce
Cuisine Type Italian


For 1 Batch(es)

Marinara Sauce

2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
1 medium onion
3 cloves garlic
800 grams peeled tomatoes
1 teaspoon oregano
ground black pepper
10 leaves basil

Homemade Marinara Sauce Directions

  1. Take a casserol dish or large pot, add the olive oil and place on a medium low heat.
  2. Finely chop your onions and and add to your pot once it has come to temperature stirring occasionally.
  3. Once the onion is golden in colour, add the garlic, oregano and tomatoes and season liberally with salt and pepper. Break the tomatoes up with the spoon you are stirring with as they cook.
  4. Let the sauce simmer for around 10 minutes and then remove from the heat. Tear the basil and fold into the sauce and serve.

Recipe notes

Use the best quality tomatoes you can find. If using tinned, I try to go for whole San Marzano tomatoes. If using fresh, don't forget to skin your tomatoes first.

Nutrition facts

vegetarian Vegan gluten free lactose free

Per Serving

Kcal: 303 kcal
Kjoule: 1268 Kjoule
Fibers (g): 3.3g
Sodium (mg): 7mg
Carbs: 14.4g
Sugar (g): 4.8g
Fat: 28.3g
Saturated fat (g): 4.1g
Proteins: 2.1g

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