“My mother, who was Italian American, called marinara sauce ‘gravy.’ She made this marinara sauce recipe in big batches several times a month, so it was a staple on our dinner table. A mouthwatering aroma filled the house each time she cooked it.” —James Grimes, Frenchtown, New Jersey

Marinara Sauce recipePhoto: Taste of Home
Servings Prep Time Cook Time
5cups 20minutes 1hour
Servings Prep Time
5cups 20minutes
Cook Time
Portions: cups
Portions: cups
  1. In a large saucepan, heat oil over medium-high heat. Add onions; cook and stir until tender, 3-5 minutes. Add garlic; cook and stir 1 minute longer. Stir in remaining ingredients. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer until thickened and flavours are blended, 30-45 minutes, stirring occasionally and breaking up tomatoes with wooden spoon.
Recipe Notes

Nutrition Facts

1/2 cup: 44 calories, 4g fat (1g saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 178mg sodium, 2g carbohydrate (1g sugars, 0 fibre), 0 protein.