Simple Marinara

Happy Hump Day! It’s a great feeling knowing you’re half way through the week. Ahhh 🙂

Today I’d like to share with you one of my original recipes. Recipe production is still something I’m working on. While I’m not able to come up with an elaborate cake recipe, I have been able to create a couple simple recipes.

The recipe I’d like to share with you today is a simple marinara sauce that you can throw together quickly on a weeknight or put on some homemade pizza. It’s easy, light, and has great flavor.

So, let’s get cooking. 🍝

(Quick note on the picture below. While “perusing” Homegoods, I stumbled across this mint Dutch oven. I’ve been wanting one so bad, and this one was only $30! I’m in love 😍. Dutch ovens are so versatile, and are especially great for sauces, soups, and chili! Oh and by the way, there is no such thing as perusing Homegoods. 😉)

Simple Marinara

  • Servings: 6
  • Difficulty: easy
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2 cloves of garlic
1 small sweet onion
1 Tbsp of extra virgin olive oil
1 28 oz. can of crushed tomatoes
1/4 cup of white wine
Oregano or Italian Spice Blend
Fresh basil


Heat olive oil in a medium sized pot. Mince garlic and chop onion.  Saute in the pot until translucent.  Add the crushed tomatoes, a splash (or more) of white wine, and the seasonings. Bring to a simmer. At the end, chop some fresh basil and stir in. Serve over pasta.

I hope you enjoy! This recipe is great if you’re looking for an easy “pasta night” but don’t want to just heat up a jar of pre-made sauce.  This one’s fresh and tasty. Happy cooking!


Author: Julia

My name is Julia and my name means "youthful." I believe in imagination. I believe in spontaneous adventures, even if they are small. Here at The Youthful Home, we love a big cup of green tea, a white sundress, home cooking, and a whole lot of Jesus. We invite likeminded friends to visit and stay awhile. Welcome to The Youthful Home.

3 thoughts on “Simple Marinara”

  1. I’m obsessed with my dutch oven…I actually have two, one big and one small. I got the small one when I was single and hardly use it now, which is a little sad because it is so stinking cute! You have inspired me to find my Grandmother’s handwritten “gravy” recipe…I love that she called tomato sauce gravy….Italian Grandmas are the best! Keep up the lovely posts! I so look forward to reading them.

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    1. Yeah they’re amazing! Awww I love cute little Dutch ovens. Maybe you can display it in your kitchen somehow haha 🙂 awwww how sweet! Yes they are! Thanks for sharing your thoughts and for the encouragement!


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