How to make the best marinara sauce recipe. This homemade marinara sauce is quick, easy, and perfect for spaghetti or fried mozzarella cheese sticks!
One of the questions that I get asked a lot is if I make soul food, and other time consuming meals everyday of the week. My answer to that question is absolutely not! As a matter of fact during the week, I make quick meals like spaghetti or one pot pasta dishes. A lot of my quick and easy meals call for marinara sauce, which I prefer to make homemade. And I must admit that I make the best ever marinara sauce!
My marinara sauce is made with crushed tomatoes, fresh oregano, basil, garlic, onions, and a dash of red pepper flakes. I use simple seasonings like kosher salt, and coarse black pepper. I also like to add a little bit of vegetable broth to bring the flavors up a notch.
This marinara sauce can be use for spaghetti, a meatball sub, and even pizza! The options are limitless. Be sure to try this recipe, and let me know what you think in the comment section below!
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Best Ever Marinara Sauce
- (2) 28 oz canned crushed tomatoes
- 1 cup vegetable broth
- 1 medium yellow onion diced
- 2 tsp fresh chopped oregano
- 1 tbsp fresh chopped basil
- 1 tbsp minced garlic
- 1 1/2 tsp kosher salt
- 1 tsp coarse black pepper
- 1/2 tsp red pepper flakes
- t tbsp olive oil
- Drizzle the olive oil into a large pan, and warm it up over medium heat.
- Once the oil is nice and hot toss in the dice onions, and cook for 2 minutes.
- Add in the garlic followed by the crushed tomatoes, and vegetable broth. Stir.
- Sprinkle in the salt, pepper, and red pepper flakes. also add in the basil, and oregano.
- Stir the sauce, and reduce the heat to low.
- Let cook for 35 minutes.
- Serve and enjoy!