Marinara Sauce

This delicious sauce is so simple to make and makes a perfect dipping sauce for bread sticks, pizza, pasta, and sandwiches.

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Marinara Sauce
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Recipe type: Sauce
Cuisine: Italian
  • 1 28 ounce can whole San Marzano tomatoes
  • ½ red onion, roughly chopped
  • Red pepper flakes, to taste
  • Salt & Pepper, to taste
  • 2 tablespoons vegan parmesan cheese
  • 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • 5 fresh basil leaves
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  1. Combine all ingredients in a food processor
  2. Process until somewhat chunky, but mostly smooth
  3. Transfer into the saucepan
  4. Bring to a slow boil and stir
  5. Reduce heat, and simmer until thickened, stirring occasionally
  6. Taste and adjust seasonings if needed
  7. Add 1-2 tablespoons organic sugar, stir well to combine
  8. Simmer for 3 minutes

 Enjoy with my Grown-Up Mozzarella Grilled Cheese Sandwich, just dip & enjoy!


  1. says

    Love this recipe! I was looking for some great marinara sauce! Following you from Katherines Favorite Things blog hop!

    Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

  2. says

    This looks like some really tasty stuff! I am having a gathering next weekend and I think I might place a few bowels of this around with some bread sticks!

    I will let you know how well it is received….

  3. says

    We were thinking alike this week. I made a whole bunch of fresh marinara with the tomatoes and bell peppers from our garden . Thank you for joining in the fun at the Thursday Favorite Things hop. Happy weekend wishes xo

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