Marinara sauce is of Italian origin, and is generally made with a base of tomatoes, onions, garlic, herbs, and a splash of red wine. Homemade Marinara sauce is immeasurably better than store-bought. It is easy to make, quite versatile, and freezes beautifully.
The ingredients for my Marinara sauce include olive oil, onions, garlic, Italian seasoning, dried basil, Kosher salt, freshly ground black pepper, sugar, crushed tomatoes, tomato sauce, tomato paste, and red wine.
I transferred the contents to my crock pot, and cooked the Marinara Sauce on high for 2½ hours, stirring occasionally. Alternatively, I could have cooked it covered on my stove top on medium low heat for 2 hours.
I ended up with 5½ cups of thick and incredibly delicious Marinara Sauce. I’m going to use some of it to make a Spinach and Mushroom Lasagna, so stay tuned! The rest, I’m going to freeze for a later use. Yum!