16 Reviews

Awesome! I've made MANY marinara sauces and this one is one of my fav's! Quick, perfect, tasty.....everything you could ask for. I used dried oregano and double the garlic but followed everything else as stated. Thank you!

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RedVinoGirl December 03, 2011

Was going to give four stars, but the men in the house loved it so much I went with five (also because of ease of preparation!)<br/><br/>I'm always looking for a quick marinara that lets me use fresh basil, and this was a winner! I was not as enthusiastic as my boyfriend and my brother, but they loved it so much I'm wondering if maybe I have a cold or something blocking my taste buds? <br/><br/>Either way, easy, quick and delicious!

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Liz Beginner Cook December 27, 2013

The sauce was very good. I made a half recipe since I was trying it for the first time. I used a 28 oz can of crushed tomatoes. I also used my stick blender to really smooth out the sauce. I found I had to add about 1/2 tsp sea salt and about 1 Tbsp brown sugar. After I added those two ingredients....it was perfect! I will definitely make up a lot of this during the summer when I have my fresh herbs growing in the garden. Should be good on my Chicken Parm too. I made this for a Braciole tonight. Thanks for posting. It was quick and easy! UPDATE: I make this all the time now - love it! I always have some in the freezer in small containers for chicken parm and things like that. I like it because it has no meat or cheese in it and I can add it to just about anything because of that!

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Sky Hostess July 02, 2011

This is awesome! It will definitely be the Marinara recipe that I use all the time. I even plan to can it and possibly share it with friends and family if I make enough. It's so goo I might just have to keep it all to myself. I didn't have fresh oregano so I used dried and I cut back significantly on the basil because I'm not a fan of basil. I probably used about 6 leaves. Delish! Thank you soooo much!

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jamielbeatty September 29, 2009

This was very yummy. And will be making it again. Thanks

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denice952003 September 23, 2009

Very good. I didn't have crushed tomatoes so I used two cans of diced and ran my stick blender in the sauce after adding everything. Nice fresh taste and so easy. Thanks for posting this. I will remember this recipe.

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Mysterygirl July 25, 2009

I needed a Marinara Sauce to have as a side to some Fried Ravioli I was making. This is excellent and so easy to make! We loved it and I will use this often for many things in the future!

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LindaInNH May 03, 2009

Quick, easy and very full of flavor. Very similar to my own marinara. I thought I'd check to see what kinds of quick marinara others were making, read your recipe and thought, I'd give it a try with the pinches of crushed red pepper. We liked it a lot. Thanks for posting it!

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Paintpuddles July 30, 2008

We all loved this. I left out the pepper flakes and used a dried Italian herb mix. This made much more, IMHO, than 4 servings. I tossed this with 1 lb of linguine and have enough left over (which I will freeze) for another full meal. Thanks for posting. UPDATE: This froze very well and actually gave me enough sauce for 3 pounds of spaghetti in all. I don't like my pasta swimming in sauce, just coating the strands. So this is an inexpensive way to get a whole lot of good sauce you can use for many things. Thanks again for posting.

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Ilysse February 06, 2008

This was extremely quick and easy and my whole family enjoyed it. I had to used dried basil and oregano and didn't use the parsley. Used a can of diced tomatoes with garlic instead of the whole tomatoes.

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hrfaretra September 15, 2007
Quick Marinara Sauce