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Homemade Marinara Sauce

marinara homemade

Why settle for store-bought when you can make your own marinara sauce? Play around with spices to get the special taste that's great for your family.

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  • 3 cupsServings


  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 2 bay leaves
  • Kosher salt
  • Fresh cracked black pepper
  • 1 onion, finely chopped
  • 3-4 garlic cloves, finely chopped
  • 5 ripe tomatoes, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon tomato paste
  • 2 cups water


1. Heat olive oil on a medium-high flame in a medium stock pot and then add oregano, bay leaves, salt and pepper. Give a few good stirs to release the flavors of the spices.  

2. Add onions and garlic and sauté for 3-4 minutes, or until translucent. 

3. Add chopped tomatoes and cook down for another 5 minutes or until they start to fall apart. 

4. Add tomato puree and water, and cook over a medium flame for 20 minutes.
Season to taste with salt and pepper.

As seen in the Joy of Kosher with Jamie Geller Magazine (Spring 2013) - Subscribe Now

jok magazine spring 2013