Homemade Marinara Sauce

Homemade Marinara Sauce


  • 2 (28 oz) cans San Marzano Tomatoes
  • 3 Tbsp butter
  • 1 1/2 cups finely chopped yellow onions
  • 10 cloves garlic minced (3 1/2 Tbsp)
  • 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 tsp salt, then more to taste
  • 4 sprigs (20g) fresh basil
  • Shredded Parmesan or Romano cheese and chopped basil, for serving


  1. Pour tomatoes into a medium mixing bowl then crush all of the tomatoes well with your hands, set aside.
  2. Melt butter in a large pot slightly over medium heat. Add onions and saute until softened, about 8 minutes. 
  3. Move onions over to one side of the pan, add garlic to opposite side and saute 1 minute, or until lightly golden and fragrant. 
  4. Pour in tomatoes and olive oil. Season with salt, add basil and submerge. 
  5. Bring just to a light boil then reduce heat to low and simmer until sauce has reduced and thickened slightly, stirring occasionally, abou 15 - 25 minutes. 
  6. Using tongs, remove basil and discard. Serve sauce warm with pasta and top with Parmesan or Romano cheese and basil.

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