45 Reviews

This is a winner - I made the full recipe with only one variation I used 3/4 tsp crushed hot pepper flakes, the sauce is wonderful - first night I put apprx 3/4 cup over a serving of cooked noodles topped it with Asiago cheese Loved it. However the next day I poured the remainder of the sauce over 6 pan browned Coubtry style pork ribs in a crockpot , set the crockpot on low and cooked them for 8 hours - heaven! This sauce is very versatile and requires no changes - Thank-you BeachGirl for a taste tantalizer!!!!!!!

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Bergy April 08, 2003

I thought this was a good base for a marinara or spaghetti sauce, however, I did change up a few things because when I tested it at the end, it tasted a bit bland and off to me. To start off, I did saute the red pepper flakes in 1 tbs of olive oil for a minute and then added the onions. At the end, I added 1/4 red wine, salt & pepper and 1 tsp of garlic powder and let it simmer for an additional 30 minutes. Thanks for posting, it turned into a really great sauce.

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Julie421511 May 03, 2007

This is my favorite Marinara/Pasta/Cooking sauce. The Diced Tomatoes give it a nice chunkiness that other sauces that have just crushed tomatoes lack. Try it first without the sugar/sweetener first, you may not need it - depending on the tartness of the tomatoes. Tuttorosso crushed tomatoes have the richest flavor of any crushed tomatoes that I've tried. My only change was the addition of minced garlic - about 4-6 cloves. CAN'T get enough garlic!!!

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GarlicFingers March 06, 2009

What a great, simple recipe! I've been looking for something like this that doesn't require fresh tomatoes. Around here, really good fresh tomatoes are only a possibility for about two weeks. I took Bergy's lead and bumped up the heat a bit increasing the crushed red pepper. I also carefully sauteed a bit of garlic in with the onions. I used this over some pasta as a "side" dish for roast chicken. A great change of pace for us. The ingredients are staples around our house, which means that this sauce will be made often. I'm thinking that I'll double the recipe next time and freeze it so I can have it on hand in a pinch! Thanks for creating this!

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Akikobay May 28, 2003

Very good sauce! The only thing I did different was that I added 3 garlic cloves and about 1/4 cup of red wine. This will be the base for my Shrimp Vodka Pasta. Yum!!!

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Abby Girl October 08, 2013

The easiest, best - tasting Marinara recipe I have found. I am so glad to have found this. There are lots of variations you can do for tomatoes and spices, and each time I have tried it has been great! It feels good to have a home made marinara recipe memorized!!!

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jperk67902 March 29, 2010

Delicious. I have used this for spaghetti and for meatball subs. Very easy and great flavor.

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lovestocook #6 December 09, 2009

This is good and easy. Next time I think I want it sans tomatoes all together and just sauce or maybe pureeing the tomatoes.

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invictus October 12, 2009

I really enjoyed this sauce although I had to make one substitution. I cannot eat onions at the moment (I'm nursing a baby who is sensitive to onions and garlic =( I used two leeks instead of the onions and the flavor was great! Thanks for posting such a simple yet delicious recipe!

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L-Burden October 10, 2009

So good! My only change was I added garlic to the dish. I will definitely make it again.

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Jan Go July 16, 2009
Marinara Sauce