Total Time
1hr 50mins
Prep 20 mins
Cook 1 hr 30 mins

Once I tried this marinara, I couldn't go back. It puts other red sauces to shame! I am always disappointed at Italian restaurants now because I can make it so much better at home! It takes a while to simmer, but is worth every second. The sauce freezes well, so feel free to double the recipe!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Heat olive oil in large saucepan.
  2. Add onions - let cook one minute.
  3. Stir in garlic. Cook until onion is translucent.
  4. Add all tomato products, water, and spices (mushrooms, if desired).
  5. Bring to a boil over high heat, stirring frequently.
  6. Lower heat and let simmer about 1 1/2 hours, stirring occasionally.

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