This is my go-to marinara sauce recipe. I use it for all things Italian, and love to have it on hand to drizzle over zucchini ribbons with some Parmesan cheese and fresh herbs when I need a quick lunch or dinner. There's only a few ingredients, so it's easy to make and budget friendly. I use Pomi tomatoes, but you can also roast Roma tomatoes in the oven and then remove their skins and puree them in a food processor.
Simple Marinara Sauce
Danielle Walker - AgainstAllGrain.com
SERVES: 4 cups
Category: Sauces and Condiments
PREP TIME: 10 mins
COOK TIME: 40 mins> TOTAL TIME: 50 mins
- 4 tablespoons grapeseed or olive oil
- 1/2 small onion, sliced
- 1 box Pomi tomatoes (strained)
- 1 box Pomi tomatoes (chopped)
- 2 garlic cloves, crushed
- 1 tablespoon salt
- 1/2 tablespoon black pepper
- 6 fresh basil leaves
- Heat the oil in a medium sauce pan over medium high heat.
- Add the onions and saute until they are translucent.
- Remove the onions using a slotted spoon, keeping as much of the oil in the pot as possible.
- Add the remaining 6 ingredients and bring to boil.
- Reduce heat to low, and simmer for 40 minutes.
- Adjust seasoning if necessary.
Tip for chopping the basil: Place the leaves on top of one another, and roll them up like a cigarette. Take your knife and chop the leaves horizontally. Then chop again into finer pieces.
Keywords: egg free, gluten free, nut free, paleo, quick and easy, sauces and condiments, scd, vegetarian, Italian
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We also use our bottled tomatoes from our garden. Lots of work to plant, tend, harvest, and bottle; but the taste is worth it. I will have to try your tip for cutting basil.
If I am using Roma tomatoes, how many would I use?
I am new to cooking, so please pardon my ignorance! Approximately how many tomatoes is one box? If I can’t find Pomi tomatoes, how many Roma would I need? Can I use other varieties of tomatoes as well, and if so, does the amount change? Thanks so much!
I am not sure what the equivalent of Roma tomatoes would be because I haven’t tried it. Each box of Pomi is 26.46 oz.
What happens to the onions? After you remove them, I mean.
We love this sauce! Thank you! I like making big batches and freezing it in portions. I am wondering though, is it possible to can this recipe?
Approximately how many net carbs are in this sauce?
Hi! You can use https://www.myfitnesspal.com/ to help you calculate that information!