Easy Italian Marinara Sauce from fresh tomatoes.

by Jan Vasil
Italian Marinara Sauce

This is one of the easiest and tastiest tomato sauce I have ever made. (I actually make it once per week 🙂 It is super easy to prepare and you can use it for pasta dishes or as a pizza sauce. The only thing you need is well-riped tomatoes. They will give an incredible taste and flavors to the sauce. The rest is all about good seasoning and some time.

PS: If you wonder why the sauce is orange and not red, this is because I used skinned tomatoes and because they were blended. Majority of the sauces which you see on the internet or grocery stores are artificially colored.

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Easy Italian Marinara Sauce from fresh tomatoes.

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Easy Italian Marinara Sauce from fresh tomatoes.

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Recipe by Jan Vasil Course: Dinners, Lunches, Recipe book, VeGaN mealsCuisine: ItalianDifficulty: Easy


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Very easy recipe for Italian Marinara Sauce from fresh tomatoes. You will love it!

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  • 750g of skinned ripe tomatoes (in case you want to know how to skin a tomato check out the video here)

  • 1 onion, diced

  • 4  garlic, minced

  • 1 bay leaf

  • fresh basil leaves

  • 3 tablespoons of olive  oil

  • salt


  • Heat up a pan and add 2 tablespoons of olive oil. Add the diced onion and cook for 6-7 minutes or until golden.
  • Meanwhile, transfer the tomatoes to a bowl and crush them with a fork.
  • When the onions are ready, add the garlic and pour over with crushed tomatoes. Add few basil leaves, the bay leaf and cook for at least 1 hour or until the sauce is reduced. Stir the sauce several times during cooking.
  • Once ready add 1 tablespoon of olive oil into the sauce and a few chopped basil leaves. Season with salt to taste.
  • Transfer the sauce to the blender and blend for 30-45 seconds until you get a smooth sauce.
  • Serve with your favorite pasta, gnocchi or use as a pizza sauce.
  • Enjoy 🙂

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Love homemade marinara sauce.

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Love homemade marinara sauce. This looks amazing.

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Thank you, I am happy that you like it ? And do you cook Marinara the same way, or you have a different recipe? ?

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