Marinara Sauce Recipe

Deliciously flavorful home made marinara sauce recipe using fresh tomatoes.


30 fresh roma tomatoes
2 Tablespoons olive oil
1 Tablespoon basil, chopped fine
1 Tablespoon oregano, chopped fine
1/4 cup granulated sugar
4 garlic cloves, minced
1 medium onion, diced
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon fresh ground pepper


Preheat the oven to 450 degrees F.

Cut the tomatoes into half and place cut side down on a greased baking sheet.

Roast for about 10 minutes.

Remove and allow to cool slightly then peel off skins.

Crush the tomatoes using a potato masher or your hands.

Heat oil to medium heat in a large sauce pan.

Add the onions and garlic, saute 4-5 minutes until translucent.

Add the tomato puree, basil, oregano, sugar, salt, and pepper.

Bring the sauce to a boil.

On low heat simmer sauce for about 2 hours.

Add salt and pepper to taste.