Perfect Marinara Sauce | Authentic Italian Marinara Sauce | Pasta Sauce | Dipping Sauce


Homemade marinara sauce is one of the essential recipes to have in your recipe collection. You just need whole peeled tomatoes, extra-virgin olive oil, onions, garlic, oregano, and basil. It's perfect on pasta, pizza, or as a dip.

Perfect Marinara Sauce | Authentic Italian Marinara Sauce | Pasta Sauce | Dipping Sauce

Servings 2 cups
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 25 mins
Total Time 30 mins


  • 4 tbsp Olive oil
  • 6 nos Tomato large
  • 1 nos Onion large, minced
  • 5 cloves Garlic minced
  • ½ cup Tomato paste
  • ½ tsp Salt
  • ½ tsp Pepper powder
  • 2 tsp Dried basil
  • 1 tsp Dried parsley
  • ¾ cup Water
  • ¼ tsp Chilli flakes
  • 2 tsp Sugar
  • ¼ cup Parmesan cheese grated (optional)


  • Score the tomatoes and blanch them by boiling in a covered pan for 5 mins and remove the skin.
  • Also, remove the cores and transfer to a blending jar and blend.  If you prefer a smooth sauce, process until smooth.
  • Into a sauce pan on medium heat, pour olive oil followed by finely minced onion and minced garlic. Cook until the raw smell disappears.
  • Mix in tomato paste. Fry for 2 minutes.
  • Pour the pureed tomatoes, salt, pepper, dried basil, oregano, parsley and combine.
  • Add ½ – ¾ cup hot water and chili flakes to taste. Cover and simmer on low flame for 15 – 20 mins.
  • Add 1 tsp or more sugar to balance the acidity of the tomatoes. Switch off the flame.
  • Add ¼ cup Parmesan cheese (optional) and mix.
  • Best ever Marinara sauce is ready to use on pasta, pizza or as a dip. Enjoy!!
Course: Appetizer, Dinner, Dips, Main Course, Side Dish
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: best marinara sauce, easy marinara sauce, easy pasta sauce, marinara dip, pizza sauce recipe

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