Marinara Sauce

102 Ratings
Recipe courtesy ofIna Garten

Total: 45 min Prep: 15 min Cook: 30 min

Yield: 6 servings

Level: Easy



  • 1 tablespoon good olive oil
  • 1 cup chopped yellow onion (1 onion)
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons minced garlic
  • 1/2 cup good red wine, such as Chianti
  • 1 (28-ounce) can crushed tomatoes, or plum tomatoes in puree, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper


  • Heat the olive oil in a large (12-inch) skillet. Add the onion and saute over medium heat until translucent, 5 to 10 minutes. Add the garlic and cook for 1 more minute. Add the wine and cook on high heat, scraping up all the brown bits in the pan, until almost all the liquid evaporates, about 3 minutes. Stir in the tomatoes, parsley, salt, and pepper. Cover, and simmer on the lowest heat for 15 minutes.

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102 Ratings

Gayle K.
This was really delicious!....yes, you can decide at the last minute to make this fantastic homemade sauce and feel so good about what you're feeding your family, however, I think it tastes even better the next day and it freezes very well. I doubled the sauce using san marzano tomatoes, which I first pureed in my food processor (my family doesn't like chunks of tomato), and I did simmer it longer than recipe states, probably 45 minutes- 1 hour...other than that, made it exactly as written.  You can definitely make this your own by adding whatever you like to it.  Next time I will add ground beef, since my boys & husband love meat sauce.  This will be my go-to's so simple & fresh tasting.  Thank you, Ina, for yet another wonderful recipe!! See All Reviews Post Review

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