Marinara Pasta Sauce Recipes

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Marinara with White Wine

Rating: 4.5 stars 3
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

Rating: 4.5 stars 2163
Homemade marinara sauce slow-simmered with garlic, white wine, and onion.
By Allrecipes Member

Easy Creamy Bell Pepper Marinara

Rating: 4.5 stars 6
Add this creamy base to give a new spin to your favorite store-bought marinara.

Marinara Sauce I

Rating: 4.5 stars 45
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

Rating: 4.5 stars 8
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

Rating: 4.5 stars 20
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.
By Phyllis Zeleny

Marinara Sauce II

Rating: 4.5 stars 103
Marinara sauce that is great on any type of pasta.
By Andrea

Chunky Marinara Sauce

Rating: 4.5 stars 179
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

Rating: 5 stars 428
A delicious recipe for using up extra-ripe tomatoes from your garden!

Simple Marinara Sauce

Rating: 4.5 stars 83
This is a simple marinara sauce, good over any pasta or on lasagna.

Basic Marinara for the Instant Pot®

Rating: 4 stars 11
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.

Best Marinara

Rating: 4.5 stars 76
This is the absolute best recipe to use on tomatoes! I haven't tried it on spaghetti, but I recommend rotini or fusili. This is a marinara sauce, but better! Even my picky little sister loved it!
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Rustic Marinara Sauce
Rating: Unrated 23
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!
World's Best Marinara
Rating: Unrated 35
The only marinara you'll ever need! Serve with your favorite pasta.
Easy Marinara Sauce
Rating: 4.5 stars 32

We built this recipe from a lot of trial and error and a little experimentation with the wine selection. It has a sweet flavor with just a little zing to keep things interesting. Great for all types of italian dishes. We even used it for Italian sausage bombers.