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How to Make Marinara Sauce

How to Make Marinara Sauce - A simple tutorial, along with the absolute best homemade Marinara Sauce Recipe you'll ever try.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time50 mins
Total Time55 mins
Course: Condiment
Cuisine: Italian
Servings: 2 quarts
Calories: 96kcal
Author: Sommer Collier


  • 1 large onion, peeled and chopped (about 2 1/4 cups)
  • 5-6 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 cup shredded carrots
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons dried thyme
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter
  • 56 ounces crushed "fire roasted" tomatoes
  • 14 ounces tomato sauce
  • 1/2 cup fresh chopped basil
  • Salt and pepper


  • Place a large sauce pot over medium-low heat. Add the butter. Once melted add the onions and garlic. Then sauté for 12-14 minutes, stirring occasionally, until the onions are very soft, but not dark.
  • Add the shredded carrots and dried thyme, then sauté another 5 minutes to soften.
  • Finally add the crushed tomatoes and juices, tomato sauce, 1 1/2 teaspoons sea salt, and 1 teaspoon ground black pepper. Raise the heat to medium and bring to a simmer. Then cover the pot, leaving a crack for venting, and simmer for 30 minutes. Lift the lid and stir occasionally.
  • Stir in the chopped basil and simmer another 2-3 minutes. Taste and season accordingly.


Calories: 96kcal | Carbohydrates: 10g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 15mg | Sodium: 268mg | Potassium: 414mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 1880IU | Vitamin C: 12.3mg | Calcium: 48mg | Iron: 1.7mg