Nonna's Marinara Sauce

Nonna's Marinara Sauce, a basic tomato sauce to be enjoyed as is or as a base  in many other recipes.


For 1 Batch(es)

For the Sauce:

  • 28 ounces peeled tomatoes in puree
  • 3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 3 cloves garlic, finely chopped
  • 1 small onion, finely chopped
  • peperoncino, as desired
  • salt, as desired
  • 3 basil leaves, chopped


  1. Put the tomatoes in a bowl and crush them with your hands until you see no more lumps. Set aside.
  2. In a pan, add the EV olive oil, the onion and the garlic.
  3. Once the garlic begins to turn lightly golden, add the tomatoes.
  4. Add salt and peperoncino  as desired.
  5. Once the sauce comes to a boil, set the flame to medium/low and add the basil.
  6. Cook the sauce for 10 minutes and you are done!




Wednesday, 05 October 2022
Delicious and super easy to make. I always make a big batch and freeze and use as needed! - aemond124
Wednesday, 11 August 2021
As a married-in from outside, this is the one and only recipe to date (I've been trying to cook Ital...
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- laityd
Sunday, 11 April 2021
great marinara sauce - bellea
Thursday, 04 July 2019
Loved it.. ...easy to make! - kcoste01