So Good Classic Marinara Sauce


Date Published: August 15th, 2020 | Last Updated: August 15th, 2020
Author: Abby |Category: sauces, easy
Serves: 3-4 cups | Prep time: 10 mins | Cook time: 30 mins

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This classic thick and rich red sauce is SO good and easy to make. Most of the work is done in a food processor and then just sauté and simmer it in some onions, garlic and white wine. Easy, huh? It’s a great go-to recipe for pasta, parma, or even a dip for some gooey mozzarella sticks mmmmmm. We had this with a baked chicken katsu parma for lunch today which was the perfect place to use this sauce! I’ll be putting up that recipe shortly as well. 🙂

Cute story: Toby only recently learned that marinara sauce and “red sauce” were the same thing. He always thought marinara sauce was a specific sauce you cook seafood marinara in, which is a popular dish in Australia (seafood pasta cooked in marinara sauce). He was a little confused when I told him we didn’t need any seafood to make this sauce. I would have to give him credit on his reasoning though: “marine” is similar to “marinara” which is why he thought the two were related. I had to look up marinara sauce to double check I was right because his reasoning was so logical.

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Happy cooking!

Ingredients you’ll need:

  • 2 cans (800g) diced tomatoes
  • 1 can (140g) tomato paste
  • 4 Tbsps fresh parsley, chopped
  • 1 tsp dried oregano
  • 1 tsp dried basil
  • 1/2 Tbsp brown sugar
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp ground black pepper
  • 2 Tbsps olive oil
  • 1/3 cup finely diced onion
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/2 cup white wine

Directions:

In a food processor, add the: diced tomatoes, tomato paste, parsley, oregano, basil, brown sugar, salt and pepper. Blend until smooth.

In a large skillet over medium heat, sauté the finely chopped onions and garlic in 2 Tbsps of olive oil until soft and turning translucent. Add the blended tomato sauce and white wine to the skillet and simmer for 30 minutes or until desired consistency (simmer longer for a thicker sauce to be used as a dip or parma). Taste and adjust according to taste. Done!

Summarized Recipe:

So Good Classic Marinara Sauce

Date Published: August 15th, 2020 | Last Updated: August 15th, 2020
Author: Abby |Category: sauces, easy
Serves: 3-4 cups | Prep time: 10 mins | Cook time: 30 mins

Ingredients:

  • 2 cans (800g) diced tomatoes
  • 1 can (140g) tomato paste
  • 4 Tbsps fresh parsley, chopped
  • 1 tsp dried oregano
  • 1 tsp dried basil
  • 1/2 Tbsp brown sugar
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp ground black pepper
  • 2 Tbsps olive oil
  • 1/3 cup finely diced onion
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/2 cup white wine

Directions:

  1. In a food processor, add the: diced tomatoes, tomato paste, parsley, oregano, basil, brown sugar, salt and pepper. Blend until smooth.
  2. In a large skillet over medium heat, sauté the finely chopped onions and garlic in 2 Tbsps of olive oil until soft and turning translucent. Add the blended tomato sauce and white wine to the skillet and simmer for 30 minutes or until desired consistency (simmer longer for a thicker sauce to be used as a dip or parma). Taste and adjust according to taste. Done!

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