Homemade Marinara is such a quick and easy sauce to make. I rarely use ready made jars as I find them far too salty. There is nothing like the freshness of a homemade sauce and best of all this one can be made in advance and kept in a lidded jar in the fridge or frozen. Just double, triple the recipe if you want to make a larger quantity. This is not just delicious for your little ones, but is great or the whole family.
Homemade Marinara Sauce
- 3 large beefsteak tomatoes peeled and chopped or large tomatoes
- 1 small onion finely chopped
- 1 small carrot finely chopped
- 2 cloves of garlic
- 1 tablespoon of olive oil
- 1 tablespoon of tomato paste
- 1 cup of low sodium or homemade chicken or vegetable broth 240ml
- 1 tablespoon of balsamic vinegar
- chopped fresh basil and Italian parsley
- black pepper to season
- Add the olive oil to a pan over a medium heat.
- Add the onion, carrot and garlic and saute for about 5 mins.
- Add the tomatoes and continue to saute until the tomatoes start to break down
- Add the tomato paste, balsamic vinegar and stock and bring to a boil.
- Reduce heat and simmer until stock reduces down - approx 20-30 mins
- Roughly blend with a stick blender, add freshly chopped basil and parsley and season to taste with a little black pepper.
- Can be used straight away on pasta or veggies noodles or placed in a lidded jar in the fridge.
- This can also be frozen.
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