Marinara Sauce

Marinara Sauce is a classic Italian sauce. It is made with tomatoes, onion, garlic and herb. It is used in lots of Italian dishes. You can use it in preparing pasta or it can be used as a base sauce for pizza. The sauce is very simple to make. You can cook it ahead of time and store it in the freezer in the air tight container. In my family we love chunky sauce. So I have created the recipe for chunky sauce.


Marinara Sauce

Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 1 hr
Course Side Dish
Cuisine Italian


  • 1 Kg. + 2 Tomatoes
  • 3 Large Onions
  • 15 Garlic Cloves
  • 3 Tsp Sugar
  • 1 1/2 Tsp Italian Seasoning
  • 1 Tsp Chili flakes
  • 3 Tbsp Olive Oil
  • 1 Cup Water
  • Salt


  • Cook 1 Kg. tomatoes, 2 large onions and 15 garlic cloves in the pressure cooker with 3 whistles. Let it cool.
  • Make a puree in a blender.
  • strain It.
  • Simmer it on a low heat and reduce it to half. 
  • Add Italian seasoning and chili flakes.
  • Chop remaining onion and tomatoes.
  • In a pot heat olive oil. Saute chopped onion and tomato until they are softened.
  • Mash them with masher.
  • Add the above puree.
  • Add sugar, salt. Let it simmer for 10 minutes on low heat.


You will get 3 cups of sauce from this recipe. You can store the extra sauce and use it afterwards.
If you prefer fine sauce then skip the step of cooking additional tomato and onion and let everything cook in the pressure cooker and strain it and simmer it.