Robin's marinara

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3 to 4 cups of sauce
schedule 15 minutes
schedule 35 minutes
schedule 50 minutes
This is a tangy and flavorful option for your next chicken parmesan sandwich. Or you can prepare this marinara in advance and pour it over noodles for a quick side dish or meal.


  • 28 ounces canned whole tomatoes
  • 12 sweet onion, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon tomato paste
  • 2 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 12 cup chicken stock
  • 1 teaspoon brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 12 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 14 teaspoon red chili flakes (optional)
  • 12 teaspoon fresh basil, diced


Pour tomatoes and juice into a large bowl. Using your clean fingers, squish the tomatoes to break them up.

In a medium pot or Dutch oven, over medium high heat, add olive oil. Once the oil is shimmering add chopped onion and saute for 3 to 5 minutes or until the onions are softened. Lower the heat to medium, add garlic, and cook, stirring occasionally for another minute.

Add a teaspoon of tomato paste and cook, stirring for 1 minute.

Add the crushed tomatoes and stir everything together. At this point, you can use a potato masher to mash the tomatoes up even more for a smoother consistency. 

Add chicken stock, salt, sugar, and red pepper flakes to sauce, and simmer for 25 to 30 minutes.

Add diced basil and simmer for an additional 5 minutes to complete the sauce.

Store in a sealed container in the refrigerator and warm in a pot on the stove or in a bowl in the microwave. 

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