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Homemade Marinara & Italian Garlic Butter

Store bought marinara is great, but if you've got even just ten minutes you can whip together this fantastic marinara from scratch. It will be worth the extra time you put in to it in the end! Serve with your favorite whole wheat pasta noodles, and your fresh whole wheat baguettes slathered in Italian garlic butter!
Course Side Dish
Cuisine Italian
Keyword Homemade Marinara & Italian Garlic Butter
Prep Time 8 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 18 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 232 kcal
Author Yvonne


Homemade Marinara

  • 2 tbsp. olive oil
  • 2 garlic cloves minced
  • 1 28-ounce can whole tomatoes, drained
  • 2 15 1/2 ounce cans diced tomatoes
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 2 tbsp. dried basil
  • 1 tbsp. dried parsley
  • 1 tsp. dried oregano
  • 1/8 teaspoon fresh black pepper

Italian Garlic Butter

  • 1/2 c. butter softened
  • 1/2 tbsp. fresh minced garlic
  • 2 tbsp. parmesan cheese grated
  • 1 tsp. dried or fresh parsley


Marinara Sauce

  1. Heat a medium saucepan over medium-low heat. Add the olive oil, allowing it to warm for a minute, then add the garlic. Sauté for 2 minutes, stirring constantly, until golden brown and fragrant.  

  2. Add the whole and diced tomatoes, and all seasonings, stirring to combine. Simmer the sauce for 7 minutes, stirring occasionally, then season it with additional salt, pepper to taste.

  3. With an immersion blender, blend tomatoes to your desired consistency.

Italian Garlic Butter

  1. In a small mixing bowl, beat butter on high for several minutes using the paddle attachment. 

  2.  After 30-60 seconds, add in remaining ingredients & continue beating another several minutes.

  3. Transfer to an airtight container & store refrigerator (as you would with regular butter).

Recipe Notes

Italian Garlic Butter from Kleinworth & Co. - http://www.kleinworthco.com/2014/05/italian-garlic-butter.html/2

Adapted from Just A Taste

Nutrition Facts
Homemade Marinara & Italian Garlic Butter
Amount Per Serving
Calories 232 Calories from Fat 198
% Daily Value*
Fat 22g34%
Saturated Fat 11g69%
Cholesterol 45mg15%
Sodium 395mg17%
Potassium 254mg7%
Carbohydrates 5g2%
Fiber 3g13%
Protein 4g8%
Vitamin A 870IU17%
Vitamin C 7.7mg9%
Calcium 221mg22%
Iron 5.4mg30%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.