Recipe Sifter

  • Start Here
    • Course
    • Main Ingredient
    • Cuisine
    • Preparation
    • Occasion
    • Diet
    • Nutrition

Select () or exclude () categories to narrow your recipe search.


As you select categories, the number of matching recipes will update.

Make some selections to begin narrowing your results.
  • Calories
  • Amount per serving
    1. Total Fat
    2. Saturated Fat
    3. Polyunsat. Fat
    4. Monounsat. Fat
    5. Trans Fat
  • Cholesterol
  • Sodium
  • Potassium
  • Total Carbohydrates
    1. Dietary Fiber
    2. Sugars
  • Protein
  • Vitamin A
  • Vitamin B6
  • Vitamin B12
  • Vitamin C
  • Calcium
  • Iron
  • Vitamin E
  • Magnesium
  • Alcohol
  • Caffeine
  • Find exactly what you're looking for with the web's most powerful recipe filtering tool.

    You are in: Home / Recipes / Simple and Delicious Marinara Recipe
    Lost? Site Map

    Simple and Delicious Marinara

    Simple and Delicious Marinara. Photo by Debbwl

    1/1 Photo of Simple and Delicious Marinara

    Total Time:

    Prep Time:

    Cook Time:

    30 mins

    5 mins

    25 mins

    Chef Emstar's Note:

    Marinara is traditionally a very simple sauce. You can certainly substitute fresh herbs for the dried ones if you have them on hand. That would be 3 or 4 sprigs oregano, 2 sprigs thyme, and a small handful of basil chiffonade.

    • Save to Recipe Box

    • Add to Grocery List

    • Print

    • Email

    My Private Note



    Units: US | Metric


    1. 1
      Heat the olive oil in a medium size saucepan. Add the garlic and saute until translucent. Be careful not to let it start to brown or toast.
    2. 2
      Add the herbs first and stir for 30 seconds. Then add the tomatoes with their juices and balsamic.
    3. 3
      Puree in a blender or with an immersion blender. Simmer for 20 minutes.
    4. 4
      Taste for salt and add as needed. If the sauce is little acidic, you can add a little bit of sugar or agave nectar.
    5. 5

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on February 03, 2014


      This is how marinara sauce should be made! Simple is better with true marinara and this hits it right on. Instead of dried herbs, I used a whole sprig of basil on top, let it cook with the sauce and then fished it out.

      people found this review Helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes | No
    • on March 19, 2012


      Wonderful garlic flavor! This is so easy and has a nice flavor and texture. I made Sunday as written and think next time will add just a bit more balsamic vinegar as it kind of got lost with all the other flavors, used in the making of Smothered Chicken Breasts With Spinach which I made on Monday. Will be keeping both recipes on hand, thanks for the post.

      people found this review Helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes | No


    Nutritional Facts for Simple and Delicious Marinara

    Serving Size: 1 (257 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 4

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 71.4
    Calories from Fat 32
    Total Fat 3.6 g
    Saturated Fat 0.5 g
    Cholesterol 0.0 mg
    Sodium 284.9 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 9.6 g
    Dietary Fiber 2.0 g
    Sugars 4.9 g
    Protein 1.8 g

    Ideas from


    Everything Holidays

    Pop a bottle, cook some special dishes and celebrate the season.

    Advertisement Network of Sites

    • Mexican Recipes
    • Chinese Recipes
    • Australian Recipes
    • Breakfast Recipes
    • Greek Recipes
    • Restaurant Recipes
    • Italian Recipes
    • Christmas Recipes
    • Thanksgiving Recipes
    • Southern Recipes
    • Dessert Recipes
    • Deep Fried Recipes
    • Thai Recipes
    • Low Cholesterol Recipes
    • Indian Recipes
    • Healthy Recipes
    • Meatloaf Recipes