That’s right, you heard us. For our 50th post on Cooking in College we are going back to our roots, no not our Italian roots (neither of us are Italian), we are going to show you how easy it is to make your own marinara sauce and save you some money!
Now, don’t freak out, marinara sauce is possible to make and is possible for a college kid to make. Trust us, would you rather be trying to make your own sauce or studying for a hard midterm?
The good thing with this recipe is it makes a lot and stores easily. This means you can save the sauce to use for things other than pasta: meatball hoagies, pizza, lasagna, etc.
Now, you are going to need a some herbs and spices for this recipe and you might already have a lot of them on hand. But if you don’t check out our Spices page to see what to get and where to get it.
Once you try this recipe, no more Spaghetti O’s for you!
- Servings – 7 cups of sauce
- Prep time – 5 minutes
- Cook time – 60 minutes
- 1 can (28 ounces) crushed tomatoes in puree
- 2 cans (6 ounces each) tomato paste
- 2 cans (6.5 ounces each) tomato sauce
- 1 chopped medium onion
- 2 cloves garlic minced
- 2 tablespoons white sugar
- 1.5 teaspoons dried basil leaves
- 2 tablespoons dried parsley
- 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
- 1 tablespoon salt
- 1 teaspoon pepper
1. In a large pot bring everything together.
2. Correction, open the cans first and then combine everything together in the pot, bring to a simmer, cover and simmer for an hour.
3. Use the sauce any way your heart desires and as always enjoy!
P.S. – Store in an air tight container and keep in the refrigerator