Homemade Marinara Sauce with Free Printable Labels (gifts in jars)
Cuisine: Italian
Author: Andrea Cammarata
Prep time: 10 mins
Cook time: 2 hours
Total time: 2 hours 10 mins
A rich tomato Marinara Sauce you can use on Pasta...Lasagnas...Pizzas ...Dipping and more!
  • ½ of your favorite olive oil
  • 4 tablespoons of Tomato Paste of your choice
  • 2 28 ounce cans of Crushed Tomatoes or if you like really smooth sauce...use 2 cans of Tomato Puree
  • 5-6 cloves of grated fresh garlic
  • 1 medium grated sweet onion or 2 bunches of scallions (the whites and ½ the greens) sliced paper thin...it is your choice...you know which your family loves the best!)
  • 2 tablespoons of Basil Pesto (Homemade or Purchased)
  • 3-4 tablespoons of brown sugar
  • 3 tablespoons of a good balsamic vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon of dried Italian herbs (if fresh is available...about 2-3 tablespoons added near the end)
  • 1 whole carrot peeled
  1. Heat up you olive oil and saute the onions for about 3 minutes
  2. Add the garlic and stir for about 1 minute
  3. Then add the tomato paste and saute for about 2 minutes
  4. Add the 2 cans of Puree or Crushed Tomatoes
  5. Stir well
  6. Bring to a low boil and then reduce to a simmer
  7. Add your Salt...Pepper...Seasonings...Pesto...brown sugar...balsamic vinegar and then just place the entire carrot in the pot (it draws any of the bitterness from the tomatoes out ...you just discard at the end of cooking)
  8. Now stir once again...cover and allow to simmer for 1-2 hours stirring occasionally
  9. Time to serve it up!
Recipe by The Cottage Market at https://thecottagemarket.com/fruit-flavored-sugars-with-free-printable-labels-gifts-in-jar/