What if I told you an Italian man gave me his mother’s a Homemade Marinara Recipe? Excited yet? I tweaked the recipe a bit, but not much. It just needed a tad bit more garlic and maybe a little more herbs.
Spaghetti has been a staple in our home for well over a decade now. I usually make vegetarian marinara.
I’ve tested it against men who refuse to eat a meal without meat, and they end up praising this dish, saying they didn’t even miss the meat! However, feel free to add some ground beef, or chicken, whatever you like to this recipe.
We’re not exactly vegetarians around here, but I’ve always preferred spaghetti without meat. Not to mention meat is expensive, and we need a few meals without it for budget purposes!
If you’d like to have meat in your spaghetti, you can check out my lovely meatball recipe. This recipe will teach you how to cook meatballs for spaghetti!
Homemade Marinara Recipe
- 1 tsp olive oil
- 1 onion – yellow (no sweet) or white (diced)
- 3-4 cloves of garlic (minced)
- 28 oz diced tomatoes or 3.5 cups of fresh diced tomatoes
- 28 oz tomato sauce or 3.5 cups of fresh tomato sauce
- 1/2 tsp dried thyme
- 1/2 tsp fresh or dried basil
- 1/2 tsp dried rosemary
- 1 tsp garlic powder
- 1-2 tsp of red cooking wine
- If you are cooking pasta with your marinara, get your water boiling now.
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Nutrition InformationYield 6 Serving Size 1
Amount Per Serving Calories 134Total Fat 3gSaturated Fat 0gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 2gCholesterol 0mgSodium 1673mgCarbohydrates 28gFiber 10gSugar 18gProtein 6g
For the most accurate nutritional information, you should calculate the nutritional value of each ingredient yourself. These calculations are provided by a third party and are not expected to be exact. You are solely responsible for ensuring the nutritional information you use is accurate.
Ideas to Use This Marinara
The most obvious use for a marinara recipe is to make spaghetti with it. However, you can use it to make my Slow Cooker Lasagna or my Instant Pot Lasagna! It’s also great on my Meatballs. You can also use it as pizza sauce in a pinch! Additionally, use it on any pasta, or bread!
Check out 50 Things To Make With Pasta Sauce for more inspiration!
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