How to Make Authentic Italian Marinara Sauce
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Serves: 3 cups
What You'll Need
  • 8-10 tomatoes on the vine
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • ¼ cup packed basil
  • 1 tsp. olive oil
  • 1 tsp. salt
  1. Bring a large pot of water to a boil.
  2. Wash the tomatoes and score twice (these cuts should be very shallow), forming two perpendicular lines.
  3. Once the water is bowling, add the tomatoes (about 2-3 at a time) into the water and let sit for about 30 seconds, then remove and place in a large bowl.
  4. Let cool for about a minute, then use your fingers to peel off the skin (this is where the cuts you made earlier come in!)
  5. Place the peeled tomatoes into a food processor and add the garlic, olive oil, salt, and basil and pulse together until completely smooth (this may take a few minutes).
  6. Once blended, add the mixture back into a large sauce pan and bring to a simmer.
  7. Cook for about 20-30 minutes or until the sauce has thickened.
  8. *Storage: Keep in an air tight container for up to a week!
Recipe by The Blonde Chef at