Sweet Marinara Sauce

Sweet Marinara Sauce


Marinara sauce is essential for any homemade Italian night. Enjoy this marinara sauce with meatballs , mozzarella sticks, or ravioli. Whatever you pair this sauce with is sure to be a crowd favorite. 

Prep Time: 5 Minutes | Cook Time: 20 Minutes | Servings: 4


  • 2 Tablespoons butter (salted)
  • 1 Tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/2 medium yellow onion, diced
  • 1 Tablespoon minced garlic
  • 30 oz crushed tomatoes
  • 1 Tablespoon tomato paste
  • 1/4 of each: salt, pepper, Italian seasoning, oregano
  • 1 Tablespoon sugar
  • 2 Tablespoons fresh basil (about 4 big leaves) 


Add the butter and olive oil to a medium saucepan over medium heat and let the butter melt completely. Next, add the onions and let cook for 4-5 minutes until they begin to brown and become translucent. Next, add the garlic to the saucepan and stir until fragrant (about a minute or two). Reduce the temperature down to low. 

Slowly add in the crushed tomatoes and tomato paste to the saucepan and combine with the onions and garlic. Next, add in the seasonings, sugar, and fresh basil. Stir to combine. Cover and let sit for 10 minutes.

Stir one last time, and remove from heat. Your sauce is complete! Comment below and let me know what you love this marinara sauce with. I’d love to know!  

This Post Has 2 Comments

  1. Sandy

    Are they printable?

    1. HannahJohnson

      You can certainly print them. However, they aren’t set up to be printed like a recipe card. That’s a great idea though and something I’m going to be looking into. Thank you!

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