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Marinara Sauce

This essential tomato sauce is a must-have for most Italian dishes. Whether as part of your chicken or eggplant Parmigiana, or with meatballs, or even over plain pasta, it's perfect for any occasion!
Course Appetizer, Condiment, Entree, Lunch, Main Course, Sauce, Side Dish, Starter
Cuisine European, Italian
Keyword marinara, meatballs, tomato, tomato sauce
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 4 Portions


  • Chopping board
  • Chef's Knife
  • Medium saucepan w/lid
  • Stirring spoon


  • 7 oz 400g/2cups tinned tomatoes chopped
  • 2 oz 40g/2tbsp tomato paste
  • 1 tbsp parsley
  • 1 garlic clove minced
  • ½ large onion finely diced
  • ½ tsp oregano basil, and salt
  • ¼ tsp black pepper
  • 2 tbsp olive oil


  • Warm the saucepan over a medium-high heat, and add the oil.
  • Once the oil is hot, add the onions, herbs, and garlic. Cook until softened.
  • Add the tomato paste, add the chopped tinned tomatoes, and stir until thoroughly mixed.
  • Cover with a lid, and allow to simmer for 25mins.
  • Use as required.