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Homemade marinara, great for game day dipping
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Homemade Marinara

Delicious and easy homemade marinara sauce, perfect for dipping all your game day favorites, from mozzarella sticks to meatballs.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time15 mins
Course: Sauce
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: homemade marinara, marinara sauce
Servings: 2 cups
Calories: 131kcal
Author: Rachael


  • 1 Tbs olive oil
  • 1 Tbs minced garlic
  • 14.5 ounce can peeled and crushed tomatoes
  • 5 ounce can tomato sauce
  • 1 Tbs balsamic vinegar
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp Italian seasoning
  • 1/2 Tbs fresh or lightly dried parsley
  • 1 Tbs chopped basil


  • Heat olive oil in a medium sized sauce pan, add garlic, and saute 1 minute until fragrant.
  • Add tomatoes and tomato sauce, and balsamic vinegar, and bring to a simmer
  • Add in seasonings.
  • Simmer for 10 minutes
  • Serve with your favorite items, like mozzarella sticks, meatballs, etc.
  • Garnish with additional fresh basil if desired.


Calories: 131kcal | Carbohydrates: 15g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 1547mg | Potassium: 721mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 9g | Vitamin A: 2170IU | Vitamin C: 35.6mg | Calcium: 51mg | Iron: 1.6mg