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A pot of marinara sauce next to a coated wooden spoon and blue gingham linen.

Marinara Sauce

Teri & Jenny
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 1 hr
Servings 1
Calories 536 kcal


  • 2 ½ tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 medium yellow onion, chopped
  • 5 garlic cloves, chopped
  • ¾ cup red wine full flavored, fruity/smoky red wine of your choice
  • 2 tablespoons fresh minced marjoram
  • 1 tablespoon fresh minced thyme
  • 1 (28 ounce) can crushed tomatoes
  • salt and pepper to taste


  • Pour oil into a medium pot and place over medium heat. Add onion and sauté for 8 to 10 minutes. Season with salt and pepper.
  • Add garlic and sauté for 2 to 3 minutes.
  • Deglaze the pan with wine and simmer until the liquid has reduced by ½.
  • Stir in remaining ingredients and lower heat to medium-low. Simmer sauce for 30 minutes and adjust seasonings.
  • Pour sauce into a blender and blend until smooth. Pour sauce back into the pot and simmer for 5 minutes. Serve or can until ready to use.


  • *Makes 3 to 4 cups


Calories: 536kcalCarbohydrates: 22gProtein: 3gFat: 35gSaturated Fat: 5gSodium: 17mgPotassium: 492mgFiber: 3gSugar: 6gVitamin A: 333IUVitamin C: 24mgCalcium: 95mgIron: 3mg
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