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Homemade Marinara Sauce by Christine Csencsitz

Homemade Marinara Sauce

Christine Csencsitz
Homemade marinara sauce is an easy way to dress up a big bowl of pasta. With just a few ingredients, you can elevate your comfort food into an Italian delicacy.
5 from 4 votes
Prep Time 45 mins
Cook Time 35 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine Italian
Servings 4 Servings


  • 2 Cans Petite Diced Tomatoes
  • 1/4 Large White Onion
  • 2-3 Large Cloves of Garlic
  • 1 Container Cherry Tomatoes
  • 1 Container Campari Tomatoes
  • 2 Tbsp Tomato Paste
  • 2-4 Tbsp Olive Oil


  • Roughly chop two to three cloves of garlic. Add the chopped garlic to a deep sauce pan with approximately 2 tablespoons of olive oil. Set stove heat to medium.
  • Dice approximately 1/4 of a large white onion and add the diced onion to the pan. Incorporate the onion with the garlic and olive oil. Add salt and pepper, as you prefer.
  • Let the garlic and onion simmer until the onion starts to become translucent and the garlic starts to become aromatic.
  • While the garlic and onion are simmering, roughly dice the cherry tomatoes and compari tomatoes. Add the diced tomatoes to the pan with the simmering oil, onion, and garlic and incorporate.
  • Add the two cans of diced tomatoes to the suace pan and incorporate.
  • Top off the mixture with approxmately two tablespoons of tomato paste and incorporate. Add a bit more olive oil and salt and pepper.
  • Allow the sauce to simmer for 20 to 30 minutes. A shorter time will allow for a chunkier sauce whereas a longer cooking time will make it smoother.
  • Once your sauce is the desired consistency, toss your favorite pasta in it and you're good to go!
Keyword homemade marinara sauce, marinara sauce, red sauce, vegetarian