Today’s Best Recipe is authentic and easy Italian Marinara.
Watch the Godfather and, aside from the crime, you wish you were Italian.
Big Appetite and amazing food.
Like this authentic Easy Authentic Italian Marinara Sauce.
It goes with everything.
We eat it over noodles, chicken, pork chops, as a pizza sauce–heck, some of my kiddos just put it in a bowl and eat it plain!
This authentic Italian “gravy” is thick with flavors of pork chops, sweet Italian Sausage, basil, and garlic.
It’s not difficult to make.
Yes. It has to simmer, but it’s worth the wait!
I believe the secret to this sauce is the taste of the Tuttorosso tomatoes!
This brand is a staple at my house.
From sauce, paste, and tomatoes of all varieties: diced, plum, crushed.
Based in the Midwest, Tuttorosso is proudly grown by Red Gold, which is a third-generation family-owned and family-run company.
The tomatoes are carefully grown in Indiana, Michigan, and Ohio, where the climate and soil are perfect for tomatoes.
Spring is almost here and it’s time to make room for light and delicious Italian-inspired dishes featuring Tuttorosso Tomatoes and spring ingredients.
You’ll find more great dinner inspiration recipes on our Pinterest Dinner Board.
How to Make Authentic Italian Marinara
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 3 hours
Total Time: 3 hours 10 minutes
1 lb sweet Italian sausage
2 pork chops- (with bone)
2-3 Tablespoons Mediterranean Oil (or Olive Oil)
2 cloves Garlic, finely chopped
3 Tbsp Parsley
½ tsp salt
¼ tsp Italian seasoning
2 fresh Basil leaves
¼ tsp pepper
4 cans (28oz) peeled Tuttorosso Italian tomatoes or crushed tomatoes
5-6 cans (6 oz) tomato paste
2 cans of water (use the tomato cans)
How to Make Italian Marinara:
- Coat bottom of large saucepot with oil
- Brown sausage and pork chops in oil.
- Once the meat is browned, add garlic to pan-let garlic cook (watch closely so it doesn’t burn)
- Add one can of tomatoes at a time into the blender.
- Add basil leaves to the can of tomatoes in the blender.
- Pour all the tomatoes into the pot
- Add 2 cans (from tomatoes) of water to the sauce.
- Add parsley, Italian seasoning, salt, and pepper, and spices.
- Add tomato paste-stir well.
- Simmer on low, do not cover, but if you have a splatter guard, use it.
- Simmer 3-4 hours- stirring every 10 mins in the beginning.
- Stay on top of stirring and watch the bottom so it doesn’t burn.
- 1 pound sweet Italian sausage
- 2 pork chops- (with bone)
- 2 Tablespoons Olive Oil
- 2 cloves Garlic, finely chopped
- 3 Tablespoons dried Parsley
- ½ teaspoon salt
- ¼ teaspoons Italian seasoning
- 2 fresh basil leaves
- ¼ teaspoon pepper
- 4 cans (28 ounces) peeled Italian tomatoes or crushed tomatoes
- 5 cans (6 ounces) tomato paste
- 7 cups water
- Prepare the meat: In a large saucepot, over medium heat, add the sausage and pork chops and cook until brown, about 8 minutes. Add the garlic to the meats and stir until fragrant, about 30-seconds.
- Make the Sauce: Add one can of tomatoes at a time to the blender with basil leaves and puree. As tomatoes are blended, add water to the pot with parsley, Italian seasoning, salt, and pepper. Stir in the tomato paste. Stir in the tomato paste, and bring the sauce to a slow boil, and reduce heat to low. Simmer 3 hours (you may need a splash guard, but do not cover the sauce). Stir every 10 minutes.
Nutrition Information:Yield: 12 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 140Total Fat: 8gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 5gCholesterol: 33mgSodium: 345mgCarbohydrates: 3gFiber: 1gSugar: 1gProtein: 13g
Turn leftovers into sloppy joes!