Forget store-bought marinara sauce! Homemade taste SO much better, plus it’s so easy and quick to make!
Even the best jar of marinara sauce in the grocery store can’t compare to a good homemade one. Just a handful of ingredients, about 20 minutes of your time, and you can have your own delicious homemade pasta sauce!
If you’re like me, you probably grew up eating one of the two most well known pasta sauces in the supermarket. There weren’t a whole ton of options back then, but now, there are tons to choose from. The quality and taste of store-bought sauce has come a long way since my childhood. I have a few favorites that I do occasionally buy for quick meals, but still nothing beats making your own.
Some sauces call for a really long simmer time, but this marinara sauce recipe is done in about 15 minutes. It’s naturally sweetened with some finely grated carrot, so there’s no added sugar. Plus, you get the bonus of sneaking an extra veggie into your family’s diet.
My recipe is a slightly adapted version of Lidia Bastianich’s marinara sauce from her cookbook, ” Lidia’s Commonsense Italian Cooking” . Who else loves watching her on PBS? She’s one of my absolute favorite cooks to watch on TV.
It’s very important that you use a large skillet and not a deep sauce pan to make this sauce. The larger surface area allows the water to evaporate quicker.