How to Make Slow-Roasted Tomato Marinara Sauce 

Learn how to make delicious Slow-Roasted Tomato Marinara sauce with our step-by-step guide.

Marinara Sauce Recipe

Photo: Randy Mayor

Slow-Roasted Tomato Marinara

Learning how to make marinara sauce from scratch is easier than you might think. In our recipe, slow roasting concentrates the flavor in the tomatoes, making for a much heartier and somewhat thicker sauce. You can freeze the sauce in pint containers for up to six months. If you don't have a food mill, puree the sauce in a blender or food processor and strain through a sieve.

View Recipe: Slow-Roasted Tomato Marinara

Roast Seasoned Tomato Halves

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Step 1

Roast seasoned tomato halves, cut sides up, at 250° for 7 hours. If you don't have the time—instead of slow roasting, you can blast the tomatoes at 450° for 20 minutes or until they begin to brown. The sauce will be slightly thinner but still vibrantly flavored.

Puree or Strain Roasted Tomatoes

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Step 2

Pass the roasted tomatoes through a food mill, or puree and strain to acheive just the right texture.

Simmer Tomato Mixture

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Step 3

Simmer tomato mixture along with wine and sauteed onion, basil, oregano, and garlic.

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