Marinara Sauce

December 09, 2017

A chunky, spicy tomato sauce is the base for many different Italian dishes we cook. This is a fairly traditional Sicilian marinara sauce - there’s no butter or onions in the sauce itself and the result is a bright tomato sauce with lots of flavor.

This sauce is a base ingredient in a lot of my other dishes including:

  • 8 servings
  • 10 mins
  • Ingredients

    • 2 28 ounce cans tomatoes, crushed
    • 4 ounces tomato paste
    • 8 ounces tomato sauce
    • 1 Tablespoon salt
    • cinnamon
    • 1 teaspoon red pepper flakes
    • 1 teaspoon Basil, dried and minced
    • 2 teaspoon oregano
    • 4 cloves garlic, minced
    • olive oil



    1. Heat 1 Tablespoon olive oil in the slow cooker on saute mode.
    2. Brown the garlic.
    3. Add all other ingredients and switch the Instant Pot to Slow Cook mode. Let simmer for 6 hours on low heat. Taste about halfway through to adjust seasoning.

      Written by Will Chiong who lives and works in New York building useful things.