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This is the real deal - Carrabbas's Marinara Sauce made at home. This Marinara Sauce is ideal for dipping all your favorite appetizers. It’s fast and easy, and ready in just 30 minutes!

Copycat Carrabba’s Marinara Sauce


  • Author: Ronda Eagle | Kitchen Dreaming
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 30 minutes
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 8 servings 1x

Description

This is the real deal – Carrabbas’s Marinara Sauce. This Marinara Sauce is ideal for dipping all your favorite appetizers. It’s fast and easy, and ready in just minutes!


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Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 1 small Yellow Onion, Finely chopped
  • 2 scallions or green onions (white & green part) chopped fine
  • 2 anchovy Fillets in oil, drained and finely chopped (Optional) [See Note 1]
  • 4 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/4 cup Sweet Red Wine
  • 1 can (28 oz.) whole tomatoes in juice
  • 1/4 cup basil, fresh (chopped or torn)
  • 1 teaspoon Dried Oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon Hot, Crushed, Red Pepper Flakes
  • 1/4 teaspoon Ground Black Pepper

Instructions

  1. Heat the oil in a medium saucepan over medium heat.
  2. Add the onion, and cook, stirring occasionally, until translucent, about 5 minutes. Add the scallions, anchovies (if using), garlic, and cook. Stir occasionally until garlic is fragrant for about 1 minute.
  3. Add the wine. Pour the tomatoes and their juices into a bowl. Crush the tomatoes between your fingers, and pour the mixture into the saucepan. Add the oregano, hot pepper flakes, and pepper and bring to a simmer.
  4. Reduce the heat to med.-low. Simmer, stirring often, until the tomato juices have thickened and the sauce has reduced slightly, about 30 minutes.
  5. The sauce can be cooled, covered, and refrigerated for up to 3 days. Or freeze for up to 2 months and thaw overnight in the refrigerator before using.

Notes

  1. The anchovy paste (affiliate link) lends a salty background flavor note. If you omit the anchovy paste (affiliate link), you may need to increase the salt in the recipe.
  • Category: Sauce
  • Method: stovetop
  • Cuisine: Italian

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