Have you ever been to a place they said had great Marinara Sauce only to be disappointed?

Well, if you have the time... we have something you might like!

"Buona sera, ti invitiamo a godere della nostra famiglia ricetta"


Our 5 Cooks Marinara Sauce

3 cups chopped Onion
2 cups Carrots
1 Red Bell Pepper
4 1/2 ounces crushed garlic
Olive oil -- as necessary
2 tablespoons Butter
  Cilantro (1/2 bunch- no stems))
  Parsley (bunch-no stems)
Italian Basil (6 or 7 leaves)
Purple Basil ( 6 or 7 leaves)
1 tsp. Oregano
1/4 tsp. Thyme
1/2 tsp. Rosemary
1/2 tsp. Marjoram
Salt and Black Pepper
Garlic Powder
29 oz Tomatoes Sauce
24 oz. Tomatoes Paste
1 cup Parmesan
1/2 cup Romano
1 or more cups of Sherry


Everything starts out in the blender!
If you want a 'chuckier sauce'... well...
you can add some chopped tomatoes
later on in the process... but our
sauce is smooth!


Here we are cooking the onions
and garlic 'under oil'... it does
make the eyes water!

Fresh ingredients always help make
a recipe wonderful! Here are a few:
red bell pepper,
Italian Basil,
Purple Basil,
and Celantro!
You will not likely find "Marinara Sauce" in any Book from Italy
 on Italian Cooking... it is distinctively Italian-American!
So , since it belongs to us... let's have fun!

It is important to puree the herbs
to bring out all of the flavor!


Add to the mixture of cooked
onions and garlic!


Ahhhh... certainly, there should
 be a place for wine in almost any sauce!

We particularly like the light sweetness
of a sherry in our cooking !

One can not really add too much...
if you do... keep stirring ... it will
finally get to the consistency you prefer!



The heart of any Italian dish is the Tomato!

Equal parts of Tomato paste and
Tomato sauce will make a thicker
sauce most people prefer...
add more sauce if you like it


Many keep dairy products out of
their Marinara Recipes and to me
that is sad.

For anyone who enjoys cheese,
 Romano and Parmesan make
a happy addition and add a nice
 thickness to the sauce!


Not every recipe freezes well...
but Marinara sauce can be saved
and utilized much later!

It is this sauce we use as the base
 for so many of our Italian style
dishes... especially our Sausage


Wasn't this fun?