Marinara Sauce Recipe

Yields: 1.5 to 2 cups
Preparation Time: 10 Minutes

Fresh Tomato Puree – 1 cup
Finely Chopped Tomato – 3/4 cup
Finely Chopped Onion – 1/2 cup
Garlic – 1 clove OR Garlic Paste – 1 tsp
Powdered Bay Leaf – 1/4 tsp
Oregano – 1 tsp
Dried Basil Powder – 1 tsp
Pepper – 1/2 tsp
Salt – to taste
Oil – 1 tbsp (preferably Extra Virgin Olive Oil)


  1. Heat oil in a sauce pan.
  2. Add the chopped onion and saute well.
  3. Grate the garlic clove and add to the chopped onion or add the garlic paste instead and saute well.
  4. When the onion pieces turn translucent, add the chopped tomato and saute well.
  5. Add the freshly pureed tomato to the chopped onion and tomato and saute well.
    (Note: You can also simply puree 1 or 2 medium sized tomato to yield 1 cup of puree.)
  6. When the puree starts to boil and bubble, reduce the heat and add the powdered bay leaf, oregano, basil powder, pepper and salt and saute well.
  7. Use in dish or serve.


  1. You can use Marinara sauce for all Italian dishes.
  2. You can even serve this sauce as a dipping sauce for breads or pizza etc.


You can make different variations by adding different vegetables like chopped carrots, or celery or mushrooms etc.


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