Marinara Sauce

Total Time:
1 hr 30 min
Prep:
10 min
Cook:
1 hr 20 min

Yield:
4 servings as a first course
Level:
Easy

Ingredients
Directions

In a large 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 each of 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 leaves. 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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Wonderful recipe. I add just a bit of basil and nutmeg to it. So easy to make and really delicious. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Making this sauce is a good way to sneak in celery and carrots into your family. I tend to like my marinara sauce a bit richer, but this one is very good for lazy summer days. It is a very good light version. I make extra and throw some in the freezer, so I can make fast meals. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Loved it! The carrots give it the right amount of sweetness without needing to add sugar like other recipes. I personally increased the garlic to 4 cloves because my family LOVES garlic :) My new go to marinara sauce. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This is the bomb. Next time I will double the recipe. I used San Marzano because they are the best. I also added a little red pepper flake for zip and because I had fresh basil a sprinkle. My first time making spaghetti squash (easy) and the marinara was the topping. Yum! item not reviewed by moderator and published
This was delicious! I was a little hesitant to make this because I've spent time and effort on other recipes in the past, only to wind up with bland sauce that's not any different from sauce you can buy in a jar. But this was very good! I used a larger onion, 4 cloves of garlic (instead of 1 because we like garlic), and I added some chicken stock to thin out the sauce a bit. Other than those minor changes, I followed the recipe exactly - and it turned out great! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Really good, came out chunky for me next time I might run it through a food processor. item not reviewed by moderator and published
i LOVE this sauce. i added three garlic cloves instead of one and used the 28 ounce can of muir glen organic fire roasted tomatoes. it was DELICIOUS!!!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I needed a recipe for marinara sauce that I could make without garlic because I am allergic. Since this only had one clove in it, I thought this would do without it. Unfortunately when I went to make the recipe I see my nephews fed my carrot to the bunnies! So I substituted the carrot for roasted red pepper and the sauce came out great. It smelled so good cooking! Its great to be able to eat marinara sauce again! item not reviewed by moderator and published
This is the best sauce, ever! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I love this marinara sauce! It has a bit of sweetness that I love without adding any sweeteners. Paired with spaghetti squash, it makes a low calorie and nutritious meal. item not reviewed by moderator and published

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Recipe courtesy of Ree Drummond