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Authentic Italian Marinara Sauce

Authentic Italian marinara sauce is cooked low and slow to create a thick and flavorful sauce made in the manner of my family tradition.
Course Main
Cuisine Italian
Keyword homemade tomato sauce, marinara sauce
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 8 servings
Calories 220kcal
Author justalittlebitofbacon

Ingredients

  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 medium onion chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 carrot diced
  • 1 tsp kosher salt
  • 1/2 tsp dried oregano
  • 1/2 tsp dried thyme
  • 2 28 oz cans whole peeled tomatoes

Instructions

  • In a large pot, heat the olive oil over medium low heat until hot. Add the onion, garlic, carrot, salt, oregano, thyme. Reduce the heat to low and let the aromatics sweat and soften until the onions have no resistance to the edge of a spoon, 20-25 minutes.
  • Add the tomatoes. Increase the heat to bring the sauce to a simmer. Cook, stirring occasionally, and breaking up the tomatoes with your spoon, for 15-20 minutes.
  • Either puree the sauce right in the pot with a hand blender or transfer it to a blender. Either way, puree the sauce until it's as smooth as you like it.

Notes

  • Nutrition Disclaimer: The nutritional information is an estimate and is included for informational purposes only. Please make your own calculations using your specific ingredients if you need an accurate calorie count.
  • Fresh Herbs: If you wish to add fresh herbs, such as basil or parsley, add them at the end of cooking or just before serving.
  • Getting to the Desired Smoothness: When pureeing, if you are not going for a smooth sauce pulse the blender a few times, then check to see if you're happy with the sauce, and pulse a few more times if you need to.
  • Doubling and Storing: The recipe can be doubled easily and freezes well. If you want to be able to defrost quickly, freeze the sauce in gallon sized resealable bags and lay it flat.

Nutrition

Calories: 220kcal