Marinara Sauce

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IngredientsMarinara Sauce

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 medium-sized yellow onion, finely chopped (1 cup)
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 5 lbs. fresh plum tomatoes, chopped
  • 2 cups Chicken Stock or low-sodium chicken broth
  • 1 cup slivered fresh basil or minced parsley
  • ¾ cup no-salt-added tomato paste
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1 teaspoon each dried oregano and thyme leaves, crumbled
  • 1 bay leaf
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes


  1. In a large nonstick saucepan, heat the oil over moderately high heat.
  2. Stir in the onion and garlic and sauté for 5 minutes or until tender
  3. Stir in the remaining ingredients and bring to a full boil.  Lower the heat, cover, and simmer for 15 minutes; uncover and simmer 20 to 30 minutes more.
  4. Discard the bay leaf.

Makes 8 cups, enough for 2 lbs. cooked pasta.

May be frozen up to 3 months

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