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Marinara, It's so easy!!

I love to cook things that can be used in different ways to make my life easier, for example marinara sauce. I love this marinara recipe because I can simmer for a few hours on the stove and have at least a couple different meals with one pot of sauce. I love to use the sauce for spaghetti and meatballs or penne pasta. Split a hoagie roll, spoon the sauce over meatballs, top with mozzarella and toast in the oven for the best meatball sub ever. I love to use the marinara sauce to make homemade french bread pizza and I use it as a dip for breadsticks. This recipe for marinara sauce can be used as a base for soup or casseroles and is perfect in lasagna. The marinara sauce freezes well too. And I forgot to mention that this recipe is very simple to make and very delicious.

Marinara Sauce


1 large yellow onion

2 cloves garlic, crushed

2 tablespoon olive oil

1 28 oz. can crushed tomatoes

2 6 oz. cans tomato paste

2 6.5 oz. cans tomato sauce

½ cup water

2 Tablespoons white sugar

1 ½ teaspoons dried basil

½ teaspoons fennel seeds

1 teaspoon Italian Seasoning

2 teaspoons Spaghetti Seasoning

1 Tablespoon salt

½ teaspoon ground black pepper

2 Tablespoons parsley


In large pot cook onion and garlic in olive oil over medium heat until translucent.

Pour in crushed tomatoes, tomato paste, tomato sauce and water.

Stir in sugar, basil, fennel seeds, Italian seasoning, spaghetti seasoning, salt, pepper and parsley.

Simmer, covered for about 1 ½ hours, stirring occasionally.


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