Fabulous Friday: Best Marinara Sauce

This marinara sauce recipe is one of my mom’s signature recipes (the other is her caramel recipe but I can’t share that one 😉 ). It is SO good.


  • 3 – 14.5 oz cans of tomatoes (For even better results, use a quart of home-grown bottled tomatoes.) 
  • 1 – 6 oz can tomato paste
  • 6 TBS olive oil
  • 1 tsp dried oregano
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/4 tsp pepper
  • 4 tsp dried parsley
  • 1/2 tsp onion powder


  1. Put all ingredients in the blender and blend until smooth.
  2. Pour into a large pot on the stove and bring to a boil on high. Watch it closely though because it comes to a boil very quickly! My mom’s words, “It starts spitting!”
  3. Once it comes to a boil, turn it down to low or medium low and bring it down to a simmer.
  4. Simmer for 30 minutes.  

**This is a great sauce to have on hand for pizza, spaghetti, etc. Whatever you don’t use right away, put it in small containers  (we do 2 cup increments) and freeze it! It stores great in the freezer.

** Pair with this whole wheat herbed pizza dough and some cheese for an incredible pizza!

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