Marinara Sauce Recipe

Cooking is not my forte. It is one of my hatreds of life. This will be a problem when I finally move out of my parents house. I just find it obnoxious and a burden. Yes, it gives me something to eat but so does grabbing a head of lettuce or a bowl of cereal. (I know I have very poor eating habits, I’ll write a post and discuss that eventually). I do enjoy baking but I have to be in the correct mood for that.

All that being said, I will cook and I’m not too bad at it. It’s necessary and sometimes I want something hot to eat. In fact you may begin to see more and more recipes on my blog. My specialty is pasta sauce (marinara sauce). I always get compliments for it (except when my brother wants to say his recipe is better). What I find is wrong with most people’s sauce (at least in the US) is that they don’t season worth a crap. They just pour in a jar of basic sauce and warm it up. EW!

Seasoning is always important people!

My marinara sauce recipe:


One 24 ounce jar of tomato sauce

One small yellow or white onion

1 1/4 Cups of Water

1 Tablespoon of Chopped Garlic

1 Tablespoon of Oil

4 Tablespoons of Basil

2 Tablespoons of Onion Powder

2 Tablespoons of Garlic Powder

4 Tablespoons of Italian Seasoning

4 Tablespoons of Oregano

1 1/2 Teaspoons of Thyme

1 Teaspoon of Rosemary

1 Teaspoon of Salt

2 Cups of Mushrooms (optional)



  1. Dice onion. If using raw garlic mince till nice and small. Add oil and begin to saute the onions and garlic in a pan at medium heat. Continue sauteing the ingredients until onions are soft. Make sure not to burn them. chopped
  2. Once onions are soft turn the heat down to low. Pour jar of tomato sauce into the onion/garlic mixture. Stir together. onions
  3. Add water and stir together again.
  4. Let tomato sauce cook for about 10-15 minutes; stirring every so often.
  5. Once tomato sauce has begun to get hot (not quite bubbly) add the basil, onion powder, garlic powder, Italian seasoning, oregano, thyme, rosemary, and salt. Mix together well. sauce
  6. Add mushrooms is desired.
  7. Continue to let simmer at a low heat for the next 2-3 hours, stirring about every 10 minutes.
  8. When sauce it hot and bubbling, sauce can be added to meal of choice.

Will serve 2-4.

Hope you enjoyed my marinara sauce recipe. Let me know if you try it and what you think.










11 Comments on “Marinara Sauce Recipe

  1. You can also make a batch of this and freeze it in freezer bags or take away containers – individual portion sizes – meaning you don’t have to cook so often

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