Webslinger's Tangy Sweet Basil Marinara Sauce

Total Time
45hrs 15mins
Prep 15 mins
Cook 45 hrs

I can't remember where I found this basic recipe, but I tweaked it into a wonderful, zippy marinara sauce. I use it mostly for meatball subs, but it's also incredible spread over perfect, al dente pasta! I encourage you to try it exactly as the recipe desribes. I hope you enjoy it!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Heat saucepan over medium heat; once hot, add 2 Tbsp olive oil.
  2. Saute diced onion until slightly translucent (about 2-3 mins).
  3. Add diced garlic and crushed chilies; saute another 2-3 minutes.
  4. Add tomato sauce and water.
  5. Reduce heat to low and bring to a simmer.
  6. Add pepper, parsley, oregano, basil and parmesan cheese; stir.
  7. Add Worcestershire sauce and vinegar.
  8. Add sugar and salt (to taste); stir well.
  9. Let simmer 45 mins, stirring occasionally.