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Fresh Marinara Sauce

This Fresh Marinara Sauce is made using garden fresh tomatoes, fresh herbs, roasted garlic and roasted onion. The sauce is versatile and can be used on pasta, pizza and in soups. It’s very easy to make and you can’t beat the flavor of all the fresh ingredients.

Here’s what you need to know…

For this sauce, I recommend using a saucing tomato like Roma or San Marzano tomatoes. You can use other tomatoes, they just aren’t as meaty and may make the sauce thinner. However, cooking the tomatoes in the oven, like in this recipe, does help remove a good amount of moisture from the tomatoes.

Make sure you taste the sauce after blending. If you feel it needs more herbs, like basil, add it in. This sauce can vary in taste depending on the type of tomatoes used and the ripeness of the tomatoes.

You can store this sauce in the refrigerator for 3-4 days, or freeze for up to 3 months. I like using this sauce on pasta, pizza and in soups. It is a very versatile sauce.

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Fresh Marinara Sauce


  • Author: Jolene
  • Total Time: 40 minutes
  • Yield: approximately 1 pint 1x

Description

This Fresh Marinara Sauce is made using garden fresh tomatoes, fresh herbs, roasted garlic and roasted onion. The sauce is versatile and can be used on pasta, pizza and in soups. It’s very easy to make and you can’t beat the flavor of all the fresh ingredients.


Ingredients

Units Scale
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 pounds saucing tomatoes (I recommend Roma and San Marzano)
  • 1 head garlic
  • 1 yellow onion, quartered
  • 1/4 cup fresh basil, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon fresh parsley
  • 1 tablespoon fresh oregano
  • Salt and pepper

Instructions

1. Preheat oven to 400F. Core the tomatoes and cut in half or quarters Cut the onion in quarters. Cut the garlic head in half, horizontally, then place each half on a square of aluminum foil. Drizzle with olive oil and season with salt and pepper.  Loosely close the garlic in the aluminum foil.

2. Add tomatoes, onion and garlic to sheet pan. Drizzle with olive oil, then season with salt and pepper. Roast in oven for 30 minutes.

3. Using a slotted spoon, scoop tomatoes and onions into a blender. Remove the garlic heads from the aluminum foil and squeeze the softened, roasted garlic out of the cloves. Add basil, parsley and oregano. Blend until smooth. Season with salt and pepper and additional herbs as needed.

4. Serve over pasta, on pizza or use in soups. Enjoy!

  • Prep Time: 10
  • Cook Time: 30
  • Category: Sauce
  • Method: Oven
  • Cuisine: American/Italian

Keywords: marinara sauce, fresh marinara sauce

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