I know that you can purchase already made Marinara Sauce but I think that homemade almost always tastest best!
The reason why I love home made sauces is because you can control extactly what is inside and how much! It also gives me some freedom to have fun and experiment with different flavors! For my favorite marianara sauce recipe, Rubino's in Rochester, NY carries my favorite San Marzano tomatoes! San Marzano tomatoes are the secret ingredient to this amazing marinara!
Marinara is a commonly used ingredient in so many of my Italian meals. I use this Homemade Marinara Sauce for Italian dishes and as a dipping sauce. You certainly don’t need to be a master chef to make the perfect marinara sauce at home and it definitely comes in handy.
I have always made some version of marinara sauce at home. This recipe hit differently so I had to take note of it. My favorite part is that all the ingredients are staple pantry items that I always have on hand and use in a lot of my weekly meals. Chopping are not required for this homemade marinara sauce recipe. This is a huge time saver!
The Importance of tomatoes.
- Main ingredient is crushed tomatoes. My favorite are San Marzano tomatoes. I never understood what was so special about these tomatoes. As soon as I purchased them from Rubino's in Rochester, NY, I knew exactly why. They taste so tomato-ey and have just the right type of sweetness. However, if you can’t your hands on these, don’t stress it because you can use any tomatoes of your choice. Since I can’t always find them crushed, I use whole peeled San Marzano tomatoes and crush them myself.
- 28 oz crushed tomatoes
- 3 tbsp extra olive oil
- 4 cloves garlic whole
- 4 tbsp white wine
- ½ tsp dried oregano
- ½ tsp dried basil
- salt and pepper to taste
- In a medium saucepan, over medium heat, heat extra virgin olive oil. Then add whole garlic cloves. Cook garlic for about 2 minutes or until it has softened.
- Add white wine and cook for 2 minutes.
- To the garlic and white wine, add crushed tomatoes, oregano, basil, salt and pepper. Bring marinara sauce to a boil then reduce heat to low and let simmer for about 20 minutes, mixing occasionally.
- Remove from heat and serve over your favorite pasta.