This Marinara Sauce is a flavourful sauce that is healthy. It’s great to use in pasta, lasagna, and other casseroles. I already posted a quick and simple Marinara Sauce and Pasta Sauce recipes. This Fresh Tomato Marinara Sauce is full of Italian flavours.

Preparation Time : 10 minutes

Cook Time : 1 hour 15 minutes

Makes : 2 1/2 cups


Tomatoes : 12 large

Onion : 1 large chopped

Garlic : 6 cloves minced

Olive oil : 1/3 cup

Bay leaves : 2

Cranberry/tomato juice : 3/4 cup

Honey : 1 tablespoon

Dried basil : 3 teaspoons

Dried Oregano: 1 1/2 teaspoons

Dried marjoram : 1 1/2 teaspoon

Salt : 1 1/2 teaspoons

Fresh ground black pepper : 1 teaspoon

Red pepper flakes : 1/2 teaspoon

Fennel seeds : 1/4 teaspoon

Method :

Wash and cut the tomatoes in a + mark on the top. Boil water and blanch the tomatoes.

Drain the water and peel the skins off and dice them.

Heat olive oil in a stockpot over medium heat, add onion, minced garlic and saute for 5 minutes.

Add diced tomatoes, bay leaf, stir well, lower the heat and cook for 30 minutes.

Add Cranberry/tomato juice, honey, basil, oregano, marjoram, salt, pepper, red chilli flakes, fennel, stir well and bring it to a simmer and cook until all the juices are simmered. It takes about another 30 minutes.

Turn off the stove, let the sauce cool down before storing the sauce in a airtight container.

This is a chunky sauce, if you like it smooth and creamy, take the sauce into a blender jar and blend till required consistency.