Marinara Pasta Sauce Recipes

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Marinara with White Wine

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This is a rich marinara with white wine and anchovies. It's rather soupy, so simmer it as long as it takes to reach your desired consistency.

Best Marinara Sauce Yet

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This is a very easy homemade red sauce, and the only one my 5 year old daughter will eat! Serve with your favorite pasta.

Easy Creamy Bell Pepper Marinara

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Add this creamy base to give a new spin to your favorite store-bought marinara.

Marinara Sauce I

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This is a delicious simple sauce which goes with anything. You can have it plain over pasta or make lasagna with it. You can make ziti or spaghetti and meatballs (just cook the meatballs in the sauce - it will take longer) or anything you can think of. It makes good, slightly too bland, pizza sauce. You can triple the batch and freeze it in jars.

All-Purpose Marinara Sauce

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I use this recipe for marinara sauce as a base for all my pasta dishes. You can use the sauce 'as is' for a meatless spaghetti sauce. Or you can add just about any meat or seafood to add variety to your meals. In addition, you can add kidney beans and your favorite ingredients to make a super chili. My kids eat this pasta sauce like no other. They are happy campers when the house is filled with the aroma as this sauce is cooking.

Momma's Marinara Sauce

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This is a very good quality marinara sauce to serve with any pasta dish. Our family has loved it for years. The hint to a good marinara sauce is cooking for an extended period of time over low heat.

Marinara Sauce II

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Marinara sauce that is great on any type of pasta.

Chunky Marinara Sauce

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You'll love this Marinara sauce! This is great with fried eggplant or meatballs. I'm sure you could add ground meat if you wanted to make a meat sauce.

Fresh Tomato Marinara Sauce

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A rich, flavorful sauce that is healthy. Great for use in pasta, lasagna, and other casseroles. My favorite way to eat it is to pour over raw zucchini 'pasta' for an extra-fresh and tasty meal that's very healthy, too! A great recipe for using up extra-ripe tomatoes from your garden. Double the batch and freeze half; it freezes well.

Basic Marinara for the Instant Pot®

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This marinara sauce tastes like it's been simmering all day, but you'll have a savory, rich dish on the table in under an hour.

Simple Marinara Sauce

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This is a simple marinara sauce, good over any pasta or on lasagna.

Rustic Marinara Sauce

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I've been perfecting this recipe for over 10 years. Melting just a little cheese in the sauce adds great richness without overwhelming the tomatoes. And it's easy to keep these ingredients stocked in the house! Makes for amazing leftovers!

Inspiration and Ideas

Tia's Roasted Marinara Sauce

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Homemade tomato sauce made easy. The robust Italian flavor comes from aromatic herbs and spices like garlic powder, parsley, and basil. If desired, serve over zoodles with Tia's Turkey Meatballs and Non-Dairy 'Parmesan Cheese.'

Birdman's Marinara Sauce

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Wonderful blend of vegetables and tomato sauce that can be used on any Italian dish. Use the sauce on spaghetti, in lasagna, or any other kind of Italian dish.

Slow Cooker Marinara Sauce

My best friend showed me this slow cooker marinara recipe, and I just had to share it. The spices in here can all be adjusted to taste (and eyeballed), but this is how I learned to do it. The best flavor calls to cook it all day, but it can be made in a pinch if you have to! Serve over your favorite pasta or with crispy chicken. Can also be used in lasagna or ravioli.