Marinara Migliore (Italian Marinara Sauce)

Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 30 mins

This quick & easy sauce puts even the finest store-bought sauces to shame. Fresh herbs, sauteed onions, and zesty peppers create a rich, hearty sauce, perfect for your favorite pasta dish!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Cook Italian sausage & set aside.
  2. Heat olive oil in large saucepan or pot. Saute onions in oil. Do not brown.
  3. Drain liquid from diced tomatoes & pour liquid over onions.
  4. Add basil, Italian seasoning, oregano, sugar, & red peppers. Simmer 30 minutes until reduced by half.
  5. Add meat, all tomatoes, & pimentos, and cook 1 minute until just heated.
  6. Serve!
Most Helpful

5 5

This is a great recipe! We had ravioli for dinner last night, I didn’t want a heavy meat sauce, and my husband loves a spicy marinara, so I tried this recipe. Very easy to make, full of flavor, and it holds well. Five stars all the way… (incidentally, I also made a small pot of my own marinara which is not spicy, my husband likes this one better… his new favorite. I’ll be making this again and again!)

5 5

This is way more complicated than my marinara sauce but it tastes far more complex than my marinara sauce. Makes plenty to freeze for future use. Loved the sausage addition.