Fresh Homemade Marinara Sauce

Fresh Homemade Marinara Sauce

Posted by Anthony on September 19, 2015 in Sauces

Serves: 6-8

Time: 2-3 hours

Difficulty: Medium

For quite some time, one of my culinary goals has been to make my own homemade pasta and fresh homemade marinara sauce. The trouble is that most of the “homemade” recipes for marinara sauce call for canned tomatoes, which in my mind isn’t truly and authentically homemade. Luckily, I came across a great recipe for Homemade Tomato Sauce that I ended up using. It took time and patience to prep and make, most notably when peeling and seeding the tomatoes. But I think that the end result was worth it. It’s 100% homemade (no canned tomatoes), healthy, and delicious. And it’s not only another check off of my list of culinary goals, but is also another addition to my 50 in 15 Challenge.

One thing that I must admit is that my first go-round making this sauce ended up being a bit bland, most likely because I used the smaller amounts of onion, garlic, and herbs, as listed in the ingredients list. It wasn’t by any means bad, but did result in me needing to add in some flavor after-the-fact with additional dried herbs and garlic powder.

If you’re in the mood for some amazing marinara sauce and want to spend some quality time in the kitchen with a bunch of fresh tomatoes and herbs, you’ll definitely want to try this recipe.

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