dad's marinara

Dad's Marinara Sauce Recipe

Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour 30 minutes
Author: Olives-n-Okra
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  • ¼ cup olive oil
  • 4 cloves garlic
  • ½ onion diced sweet
  • 2, 28- ounce cans of peeled plum tomatoes
  • 1 tablespoon dried oregano
  • 1 tablespoon dried parsley
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1/2 cup wine white or red
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  • Heat the oil in a sauce pan over medium heat. Sauté the garlic until brown then remove and set aside. Sauté the onions for five to ten minutes.
  • Crush the tomatoes by hand or puree in a blender. Squeeze the garlic through a garlic press and add to the tomato mixture. Add all spices. Salt and pepper to taste.
  • Cook on low heat until all spices are blended and the sauce is cooked down. Makes approximately eight cups.