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Italian Recipe - Mamma's Marinara Sauce

Posted on 10 February 2016

Almost 20 years ago Sergio joked with his future wife about learning to prepare a few of his favorite foods. Of course, one of those favorites was homemade tomato sauce! So Susie's now mother-in-law spent some time in the kitchen with her sharing recipes, one of which was her famous Italian marinara sauce. This sauce is the Sgro's family favorite. It uses minimal ingredients and cooks for hours, creating a mouth-watering aroma that has everyone asking if it's done yet. After all, who can resist pasta and marinara with fresh, warm bread to sop up the extra sauce? This sauce is versatile and easy to make and freeze. We'll also share with you two other sauces that use Mamma's Marinara Sauce as a base, so stay tuned for those coming soon!



  1. Heat Migliarese Extra Virgin Olive Oil over medium heat. Once hot, add the onion and green pepper. Cook until onions are translucent. 
  2. Reduce heat to low and add the garlic. Stir until fragrant, about 30 seconds.
  3. Slowly pour the tomato puree into the pot and stir well. 
  4. Fill one jar full of water and add to the pot. Simmer for one hour on low heat.
  5. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Add the fresh, chopped herbs, stirring occasionally. 
  6. Enjoy the wonderful smell as the sauce continues to cook for 2 to 3 hours. 

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