Kittencal’s Marinara Pasta Sauce (Vegetarian) Recipe

Kittencal’s Marinara Pasta Sauce (Vegetarian) Recipe

Total Time

01:15 mins

Preparation 00:15 mins

Cooking 01:00 mins

Recipe ingredients:

  • 3 -4 tablespoons olive oil (i use enough oil to lightly coat the bottom of my pot)
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 4 -6 garlic cloves, minced (or to taste, the more the better i use 6 extra large cloves)
  • 1 tablespoon dried basil (rubbed between fingers to release flavor)
  • 2 teaspoons dried oregano (rubbed between fingers to release flavor)
  • 1⁄2 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes (optional or adjust to taste)
  • 1 (6 ounce) can tomato paste (can use two cans for a thicker richer sauce if desired)
  • 1 (28 ounce) canwhole roma tomatoes, undrained (break up with a fork before cooking, go ahead and use two cans if desired!)
  • 1⁄3-1⁄2 cup dry red wine (you may omit if desired but good to add in, can use white wine)
  • 2 teaspoons sugar (optional or to taste)
  • 1 teaspoon salt (or to taste, a good tomato sauce needs lots so don't be shy with the salt)
  • fresh ground black pepper (to taste)

Preparation of the recipe:

In a heavy-bottomed stockpot or Dutch oven heat oil over medium-high heat.

Add in onions, garlic and dried red pepper flakes, basil and oregano; saute for about 3-4 minutes.

Add in the tomato paste and stir for 2-3 minutes.

Add in the Roma tomatoes with juice and wine; simmer uncovered over low heat for 1-2 hours (I usually cook it for at least a couple of hours) stirring occasionally.

Season with salt and pepper and add in sugar if desired.

**NOTE** if you prefer a thinner sauce, then add in some water.

Source: Kittencal’s Marinara Pasta Sauce (Vegetarian) Recipe