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World's Best Marinara

Rated as 4.81 out of 5 Stars

"The only marinara you'll ever need! Serve with your favorite pasta."
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55 m servings 75
Original recipe yields 8 servings


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  1. Heat olive oil in a saucepan over medium heat; cook and stir onion and garlic until fragrant, about 2 minutes. Add mushrooms, red bell pepper, and parsley; cook and stir until mushrooms are slightly softened, about 2 minutes. Add oregano, sugar, basil, rosemary, sage, red pepper flakes, salt, and black pepper; stir to combine, 2 minutes.
  2. Stir tomato sauce into seasoned onion-mushroom mixture; cook over low heat until flavors have combined, 30 minutes.
  3. Transfer half the sauce to a blender; blend until smooth. Return to saucepan with the remaining sauce; stir to combine.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 75 calories; 2.2 13 2.9 0 666 Full nutrition

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It was a very good base recipe. I omitted the mushrooms and cut the parsley to 1/4 cup added two cups of fresh tomatoes and put all the herbs into the blender with a can of diced tomatoes and pu...

I made this with wonderful results! The spices are almost spot on! The flat leaf parsley is AKA "Italian Parsley". (Little cooking trivia!). I cut this down, just a bit (ran out in garden) ...

Just finished making this recipe and it is easy to make with great taste. Today I didn't have any mushrooms but I did have everything else in my cabinet. Added a dash of sherry to the onion mixt...

ThiS Is The Only Sauce Recipe I Use. It's Very Versatile. Really GreAT On stuffed Shells. I Don't Use Mushrooms. It Always Gets Rave Reviews And Recipe requests

I made this exactly as written. Yep, even with 8oz of mushrooms, 2Tablespoons oregano and a cup of flat leaf parsley. So yummy!! A perfect blend of spicy with a full body of flavors I feel you c...

this was pretty tasty.. i cut this down to 2 servings as i needed marinara sauce for Little Lamb Meatballs in a Spicy Eggplant Tomato Sauce (on this site).. i reduced the parsley by half.. reduc...

This marinara sauce was amazing.Spicy and sweet.I have never had a better one anywhere.

Unusual for me, but pretty much followed this & used with "ziti & eggplant". 'Didn't use mushrooms, red bell pepper, rosemary or sage. 'Think that 2T oregano is supposed to be 2t - so I did 2t...

Absolutely Delicious! Thick and Spicy, Perfect Blends of Spices! All I did differently was not add the Mushrooms. Will be making again soon...