Classic Marinara Sauce Recipe
Homemade marinara is fast and tastes so much better than even the best supermarket sauce. It's perfect for a fast and simple weeknight Spaghetti dish the whole family love.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Total Time30 mins
- 1 medium brown onion (chopped)
- 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
- 2 cloves garlic (crushed)
- 400 ml tomato puree (passata)
- 4 fresh basil leaves
- 1/2 tsp sugar
- 1 pinch salt and pepper
Heat the oil in a non stick saucepan over low heat.
Cook onions stirring them regularly until the onions are softened and translucent. Approx. 5 minutes.
Add the garlic, tomato puree, basil, sugar and salt.
Cook on low heat for 25 -30 minutes covering the saucepan with a lid. Stir several times during the cooking process.
- Using high quality tomato puree is what makes this so good and wholesome. I recommend you check the ingredients list - a good quality puree should include tomatoes and salt - nothing more.
- Where possible, choose organic tomatoes.
- You can use canned or fresh tomatoes that are liquified in a blender.
- If using fresh tomatoes, you will need approx. 800g of tomatoes to liquify into 400ml of puree. Of course this will depend on the juicy-ness of the tomatoes.
- If using canned tomatoes, peeled tomatoes are preferred. You want the sauce to be smooth and sweet.
- Health TIP- When using canned ingredients always choose cans that are BPA-free.
- Sugar is optional for this recipe. You may use stevia as a sugar alternative.
- Stores in an air-tight container in the fridge for 5 days. Lasts for up to 3 months in the freezer.
Serving: 50ml | Calories: 77kcal | Carbohydrates: 8.7g | Protein: 1.4g | Fat: 4.9g | Saturated Fat: 0.7g | Sodium: 48mg | Potassium: 341mg | Fiber: 1.8g | Sugar: 4.5g | Vitamin C: 2.5mg | Calcium: 10mg | Iron: 1.3mg