This easy Homemade Marinara Sauce is filled with fresh flavors for a quick pasta sauce to be served over your favorite noodles; a meal the family will love. Made in just 30 minutes.
For years I bought my marinara sauce from the store. And, in total transparency, there are many weeks I still do. But recently, after reading a bit about how harmful vegetable oils can be (which are, very unfortunately, in nearly EVERYTHING) I’ve been making the effort to cut them out.
How do I do that?
So now that I’m making most of my condiments from home, I’m enjoy fresh and versatile recipes while busting the myth, time and time again, that store bought is easier, better, and cheaper.
Sure, it’s convenient to go to the store and buy a can of pasta sauce but at only a fraction of the price, with all the flavoring powers at your fingertips, AND with just 10 minutes of prep in a single cast iron skillet, I’m here to declare that homemade is always better.
Why am I still learning this lesson?
Do you agree? Let’s take a closer look at this easy homemade marinara sauce and see!
The prep time for this homemade marinara sauce is only 10 minutes. It’s made with 9 ingredients (that you probably already have on hand) and is made in just 3 simple steps.
- Heat oil and sauté onions and garlic until translucent
- Add red wine and cook down
- Add remaining ingredients and simmer!
Done! And, dare I say, in less time than it would take you to go to the store.
In the end you get a full-flavored, perfectly seasoned (and totally adjustable), very affordable homemade marinara sauce that is simple and delicious and can be used on nearly everything.
Okay, not nearly everything. But here are a few ideas for this pasta sauce:
So won’t you join me in ditching store bought and choosing homemade. It’s always better.
This easy Homemade Marinara Sauce is filled with fresh flavors for a quick pasta sauce to be served over your favorite noodles; a meal the family will love.
Heat olive oil in a large cast iron skillet set over medium heat. Add onions and garlic and sauté until onions are translucent and fragrant, 5-7 minutes.
Add the red wine to the onion/garlic mixture and simmer until most the liquid has evaporated.
Stir in tomatoes, maple syrup, basil, salt, and spices. Bring to a boil and then reduce heat to a simmer. Simmer for 20 minutes, uncovered, until sauce thickens slightly. Taste and adjust flavors as desired.
Serve over your favorite pasta or let cool to room temperature before storing in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 5 days.