Easy Marinara Sauce

Gluten Free Living – 2015

Easy Marinara Sauce is a dream. No kidding. This recipe is so delicious and so easy. I loved it. The nice thing about Easy Marinara Sauce is it’s really a great homemade spaghetti sauce recipe for any kind of pizza or pasta dish. It’s also a wonderful sauce for dipping any kind of Artisan Bread or Easy Garlic Parmesan Knots, like shown in the pictures below.

I liked this sauce so much, I’ve decided to incorporate it in many of my Italian recipes in the future! It tastes so wonderful and it really is simple and easy. A few tweaks here or there and you can make many different variations of this spectacular marinara sauce.

A couple of weeks ago, I made a meal for a guy and his family who works with John. They moved into our new neighborhood where we’re also building a home. I made them a Pesto Lasagna, Easy Garlic Parmesan Knots (which I served with this savory sauce), Peach and Pear Salad Halves, Monster Cookies for dessert, and Raspberry Lemon Streusel Muffins for breakfast the next day. They were thrilled with all the food and sent me a beautiful flower bouquet the next day.

Because this recipe made so much sauce I saved about half of it along with half of the Easy Garlic Parmesan Knots and brought it to our Thanksgiving meal at my son’s! Not traditional holiday fare but well received nonetheless. Everyone loved it, and quite frankly, I can’t wait for another opportunity to make it again! 🙂

If you’re looking for a zesty marinara sauce to whip up as a dipping sauce for bread, mozzarella sticks, chicken wings or as a sauce for a pasta dish, this is the recipe for you! You will savor every bite and I guarantee you’ll be licking the spoon just like me.

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Easy Marinara Sauce is so wonderful you will love it on anything Italian.

Easy Marinara Sauce | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | the most delicious homemade #marinarasauce. So quick and easy to make. Great with #pasta or #garlicbread. #Italian

This is a great spaghetti sauce to use as a dipping sauce for breads, mozzarella sticks, chicken nuggets or wings or Italian egg rolls.

Easy Marinara Sauce | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | the most delicious homemade #marinarasauce. So quick and easy to make. Great with #pasta or #garlicbread. #Italian

I kept licking the spoon as I was making this delectable sauce. The Garlic Knots tasted spectacular with it too.

 

Here’s what I did.

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I used these ingredients.

Easy Marinara Sauce | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | the most delicious homemade #marinarasauce. So quick and easy to make. Great with #pasta or #garlicbread. #Italian

Heat olive oil in Dutch oven. Add onion and garlic and saute 3-5 minutes. Add carrots and celery and cook an additional 10 minutes or until veggies are tender.

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Add crushed tomatoes and seasonings. Simmer 30 minutes.

Easy Marinara Sauce | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | the most delicious homemade #marinarasauce. So quick and easy to make. Great with #pasta or #garlicbread. #Italian

Remove bay leaves. Check seasonings. Add additional salt, pepper or seasonings if desired.

Easy Marinara Sauce | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | the most delicious homemade #marinarasauce. So quick and easy to make. Great with #pasta or #garlicbread. #Italian

Easy Marinara Sauce is an excellent sauce to use for homemade pizza.

Easy Marinara Sauce | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | the most delicious homemade #marinarasauce. So quick and easy to make. Great with #pasta or #garlicbread. #Italian

This sauce will have you drooling!

Easy Marinara Sauce | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | the most delicious homemade #marinarasauce. So quick and easy to make. Great with #pasta or #garlicbread. #Italian

I served Easy Marinara Sauce with Easy Garlic Parmesan Knots. Both were spectacular.

Easy Marinara Sauce | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | the most delicious homemade #marinarasauce. So quick and easy to make. Great with #pasta or #garlicbread. #Italian

I can’t wait to make Easy Marinara Sauce with spaghetti or fettuccine.

 

Here’s the recipe.

EASY MARINARA SAUCE

(Recipe adapted from Two Peas & Their Pod)

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This amazing marinara sauce is great to serve with garlic bread, on homemade pizza or with your favorite pasta. It's quick, easy, delicious and gluten free.
Easy Marinara Sauce | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen
Course Sauces
Cuisine Italian
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Servings
Ingredients
Course Sauces
Cuisine Italian
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Servings
Ingredients
Easy Marinara Sauce | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen
Instructions
  1. In a large Dutch oven over medium to medium-high heat add olive oil and heat through.
  2. Add onion and garlic and sauté about 3-5 minutes or until onion is translucent.
  3. Add carrots and celery and continue sautéing until veggies are tender, about 10 minutes.
  4. Add remaining ingredients and simmer, uncovered, for about 30 minutes.
  5. Remove bay leaf.
  6. Check seasoning.
  7. Add additional salt, pepper or seasonings, as desired.
  8. Yield: about 4 cups marinara sauce.
  9. Serve with French bread, garlic sticks, pasta or as a base for pizza.
Recipe Notes

NOTE: The Pioneer Woman adds three tablespoons tomato paste to her recipe to provide a richer flavor, but I found this recipe was sufficient with amped up seasonings.

 

[b]Easy Marinara Sauce[/b]
Recipe Type: Sauces
Cuisine: Italian
Author: Teresa Ambra adapted from [url href=”http://www.twopeasandtheirpod.com/easy-marinara-sauce/” target=”_blank”]Two Peas & Their Pod[/url]
Prep time:
Cook time:
Total time:
Serves: 10
This amazing marinara sauce is great to serve with [url href=”http://cantstayoutofthekitchen.com/2015/12/31/easy-garlic-parmesan-knots/” target=”_blank”]garlic bread[/url], on homemade pizza or with your favorite pasta. It’s quick, easy, delicious and gluten free.
Ingredients
  • 2 tbsp. olive oil
  • 1 large onion, diced
  • ¾ tsp. minced garlic from a jar or about 3-4 cloves fresh garlic minced
  • 1 carrot, peeled and diced
  • 1 rib celery, diced
  • 1 bay leaf
  • ½ tsp. oregano
  • ½ tsp. basil
  • ½ tsp. fennel seed
  • ¼ tsp. crushed red pepper
  • ¼ tsp. salt, or to taste
  • ¼ tsp. black pepper, or to taste
  • ½ tsp. sugar
  • 2 28-oz. cans crushed tomatoes in puree
Instructions
  1. In a large Dutch oven over medium to medium-high heat add olive oil and heat through.
  2. Add onion and garlic and sauté about 3-5 minutes or until onion is translucent.
  3. Add carrots and celery and continue sautéing until veggies are tender, about 10 minutes.
  4. Add remaining ingredients and simmer, uncovered, for about 30 minutes.
  5. Remove bay leaf.
  6. Check seasoning.
  7. Add additional salt, pepper or seasonings, as desired.
  8. Yield: about 4 cups marinara sauce.
  9. Serve with French bread, garlic sticks, pasta or as a base for pizza.
Notes
The Pioneer Woman adds three tablespoons tomato paste to her recipe to provide a richer flavor, but I found this recipe was sufficient with amped up seasonings.

 

Easy Marinara Sauce | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | the most delicious homemade #marinarasauce. So quick and easy to make. Great with #pasta or #garlicbread. #Italian

Easy Marinara Sauce is savory, scrumptious and gluten free. Our company loved it.

Easy Marinara Sauce | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | the most delicious homemade #marinarasauce. So quick and easy to make. Great with #pasta or #garlicbread. #Italian

I served Easy Marinara Sauce with Pesto Lasagna and Easy Garlic Parmesan Knots. Yum.

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