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Marinara Sauce

No more store bought marinara sauce! We have a super simple recipe for a basic marinara using FRESH tomatoes. Add your own personal touch to it by throwing in some finally chopped fresh herbs like rosemary, basil, oregano, thyme. Or add some chili pepper flakes for a good kick. This sauce goes great with meatballs, baked chicken, or even ground beef/pork/turkey for a bolognese. Serve over some zoodles or spaghetti squash and have yourself a tasty meal! 

Tip: If you aren't planning on using all of this sauce at once, you can easily freeze and use it at a later date. 

Serving Size: This recipe makes six 6-ounce servings

Macronutrient Balance: 2.5gProtein / 2.4g Fat / 9.1g Carbs (76 calories) per 6 oz serving


1 Tbsp olive oil

5.5 oz finely chopped red onion

5 cloves minced garlic

4 Tbsp tomato paste

5.5 oz roma tomatoes or vine-ripened tomatoes  

Salt and pepper to taste


  1. Using a food processor or blender, toss in tomatoes and blend until smooth consistency. 

  2. In a medium sauce pan, heat up olive oil and add finely chopped onion. Sauté at medium heat for 2-3 minutes, stirring occasionally.

  3. Add in minced garlic and sauté for another minute.

  4. Add tomato paste and mix well until the onions are coated and stir frequently for another 1-2 minutes until a nice deep red color.

  5. Add in tomato blend, salt and pepper to taste, and mix well.

  6. Bring to a simmer and cover.

  7. Let cook for about 30-40 minutes stirring occasionally (every 10 minutes). Add any additional herbs/seasoning you'd like to add your own personal touch in the last 5 minutes of cooking. Enjoy!! 



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