20 Reviews

This has become my go-to base for everything red spaghetti sauce-related. I add red wine to taste and cook down. My friends all love it--makes me look like I actually know what I'm doing. Thank you!

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andponytails November 15, 2011

Oh my God. I have never had marinara sauce like this before! I don't think I can ever go back to normal jar sauce again. This is too amazing!! I was pretty much eating it like it was soup after it was done. Delicious!!

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Neddie September 01, 2010

Excellant Marinara Sauce homegirl. We enjoyed it very much. I used it to sauce cheese canneloni. It worked beautifully and tasted absolutely wonderful. The sauce was quick and very easy to make and tasted great. I used a hot and spicy tomato sauce for a little added heat. Thanks so much for sharing.

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Baby Kato January 13, 2008

This is outstanding...the only marinara sauce I will ever need from here on out! And so simple. I didn't have whole tomatoes...so I used two 14.5 oz cans of diced tomatoes and two cans of tomato sauce (same size). To this I added a small can(6 oz I believe)of tomato paste to thicken it a little more. Added seasonings just as recipe stated...fantastic! (I used the 1/4 tsp red pepper flakes..this is not at all hot). The batch made a total of 2 quarts. Thanks for this awesome recipe...it truly is a keeper!

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DogAndCatDoc January 26, 2007

Untested I made your marinara sauce and shells as part of my wedding reception menu. I quadrupled this recipe, and let it simmer for about 2 1/2 hours. SO glad I chose this one. This is a fabulous tasting sauce! Love it! My only complaint was that it is a little thin. I had to add some tomato paste to thicken it eventually. About 6oz per batch. I'm sold on this sauce!

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Nikoma October 07, 2011

Fantastic recipe! I made it with the stuffed shells, and they pair beautifully together. I only made half the recipe, and it still cooked well and turned out great. Thank you. :)

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nerdinerdiness May 16, 2011

Where has this marinara sauce been all my life? No more jar sauces EVER! This sauce has a super mix of spicy and sweet with lots of depth! I used good quality tomato products and bought new jars of herbs and red pepper! I'm in love!

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carolshaffer April 28, 2011

I make this recipe all the time. It is so easy and delicious. I add extra red pepper flakes because we like ours a little hotter. I make recipe Meatballs by Rhonda O. It is a hit in my house.

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subwife December 26, 2010

loved this. helped me use some tomatoes that i didn't want to go bad. the sugar makes it simply wonderful and i added lots of pepper to make it spicier. has a great fresh homemade taste. i jarred some for the fridge and froze some. And i've used it for pizza, dip sauce, baked ziti, tossed with veggies. saved me lots of money!

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beeboppah October 22, 2010

Loved this! Thank you!

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Burgundy Damsel September 11, 2010
Spicy? Sweet? Marinara Sauce