Basic Red Wine Marinara Sauce

Basic Red Wine Marinara Sauce

You can make your own Basic Red Wine Marinara Sauce. Forget the store-bought pasta sauces in the jar. Simple enough for every day, yet tasty enough for all your family’s favorite dishes.


Red Sauce For Pasta or Pizza

It’s so incredibly easy to make homemade sauce, that I make it on a weekly basis while I’m prepping our meals for the week. And I can double the recipe for a fraction of the cost of store-bought jars of sauce. That’s a budget meal win right there!

It’s simple enough to even throw into a slow cooker while you’re at work.

Yield: 4 servings

Basic Red Wine Marinara Sauce

Basic Red Wine Marinara Sauce

Forget the store-bought pasta sauces in the jar. You can make your own Red Wine Marinara Sauce, and simple enough for all your family's favorite dishes.

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes


  • 1- 28 ounce can diced tomatoes
  • 1- 6 ounce can tomato paste
  • 1/3 cup red wine
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/4 cup onion, diced
  • 1 to 2 garlic cloves, pressed (we love garlic so I usually use 2 cloves)
  • 1 teaspoon Italian Seasoning
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried Basil
  • 1/2 teaspoon sugar
  • pinch of salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes


  1. Combine all ingredients in a medium saucepan.
  2. Heat over medium heat until bubbly.
  3. Reduce heat to low and simmer for 30 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  4. Remove from heat and use a hand blender to crush tomatoes down.
  5. Serve over your favorite pasta such as angel hair, spaghetti, rotini, linguine and even on your favorite pizza dough.


  1. Ingredients can also be carefully added to a food processor or blender.
  2. Leftovers can be stored in a Ziploc bag or container in the freezer.

* Below are the kitchen tools I use to make this recipe easy.

This is a very inexpensive easy recipe to make. Double the recipe and freeze in 2 cup portions. 

If you enjoyed this recipe for Basic Red Wine Marinara Sauce, here’s another tasty recipe for my Grandma’s  Tomato Sauce I think you’ll enjoy!

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