Marinara Sauce

Total Time:
1 hr 20 min
Prep:
10 min
Cook:
1 hr 10 min

Yield:
2 quarts
Level:
Easy

Directions

1/2 cup extra-virgin olive oil

2 small onions, finely chopped

2 garlic cloves, finely chopped

2 stalks celery, finely chopped

2 carrots, peeled and finely chopped

1/2 teaspoon sea salt

1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

2 (32-ounce) cans crushed tomatoes

2 dried bay leaves

In a large casserole pot, heat the oil over a medium-high flame. Add the onions and garlic and saute until the onions are translucent, about 10 minutes. Add the celery, carrots, and 1/2 teaspoon of each salt and pepper. Saute until all the vegetables are soft, about 10 minutes. Add the tomatoes and bay leaves, and simmer uncovered over low heat until the sauce thickens, about 1 hour. Remove and discard the bay leaf. Season the sauce with more salt and pepper, to taste. (The sauce can be made 1 day ahead. Cool, then cover and refrigerate. Rewarm over medium heat before using.)


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Since this cooks for an extended period of time would this be considered a POMODORO sauce? item not reviewed by moderator and published
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I am a marinara sauce snob and this is DEVINE! This recipe makes 3 large jars of sauce. I made the organic version using (2) 28 ounce cans of crushed tomatoes and (1) 8 ounce can of tomato sauce. I used pink Himalayan salt and just black pepper. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Whether or not this is "traditional" per se, is completely dependent on your familys recipes, as well as the region in Italy you are referring too. Some favor heartier sauces. This is a very traditional recipe compared with my family dishes. The only addition I make is chopped fresh basil. It's my go to base for vodka sauce, meatballs, olive spaghetti, and it's GREAT served over arancini or suppli. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I have only recently used crushed tomatoes for red sauces. I like the consistency of it without it being chunky. This is a very basic recipe which can easily be modified for personal tastes/recipes. Maybe I got lucky with the crushed tomatoes I used because this came out with a very nice rich tomato flavor. I will see if I got lucky. I will make this again using a store brand crushed tomato, instead of the brand I used. I added some browned Italian sausage to make it a meat sauce and was very pleased. I will make this again, making modifications depending on what I am going to use this sauce for. I hope cooking this in a crockpot for 2-3 hours and freezing some will work out good. item not reviewed by moderator and published
We absolutely love this sauce! It's not traditional, but I add meatballs while cooking. Use fresh pasta and you have a gourmet dish. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Very Nice, and can be used in many dfferant Dishes. item not reviewed by moderator and published
With the exception of a marinara sauce recipe given to me by an ex-boyfriend's Italian father (which is outstanding but takes all day to make, this is the best marinara recipe I have come across and it is so easy. You can take it to any level after you have made the basic recipe.....just add the herbs you like best and simmer again before serving. Make sure your crushed tomatoes are of a good quality. Five stars Giada. I love every recipe of yours that I have ever tried!! Keep them coming please. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Made it by the book. Didn't really love it. Please rethink this recipe Giada. It's a SPAGHETTI sauce, not marinara. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This is fantastic for children. I made this recipe as i and used my stick emulsifier, served over hidden veggie spaghetti. My Grandson, Hayden lives on this. Great recipe and simple to prepare. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Do you have the recipe of your ex-boyfriend's Italian father? I would love to try that one! item not reviewed by moderator and published
me too! item not reviewed by moderator and published
One star??? If the recipe is good and you really loved it....why only one star? Your reviewing the recipe not what she calls it. And I have been to Italy several times and this IS Marinara sauce. item not reviewed by moderator and published
What is the difference in the two? I googled and seems no one else knows either. :) item not reviewed by moderator and published
He said he "didn't really love it." item not reviewed by moderator and published

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