Homemade marinara sauce is the very foundation of great Italian cooking. It goes into so many dishes from spaghetti and meatballs, to lasagna and chicken parmigiana. My Nana Lulu’s homemade marinara sauce was legendary, and my Dad has picked up the torch with his own incredible version. I’ve been working on my own version for years and this one completely hit all the right flavor notes! It was easy to put together.
While it was cooking I felt like I was back in my Nana Lulu’s kitchen. The aroma of the sauce was just filling the whole house deliciously and also made me so darn hungry! Once it was done, I removed the herb bundle and took the pot off the heat. Then I just portioned it out into pint containers. This way I knew that I had two cup portions ready to go. I knew I was going to use 4 of them quickly, but the other container went into the freezer to use when I needed it. Making this sauce is something I love to do on a Sunday afternoon to just portion out for the week of dinners ahead, like spaghetti and meatballs or chicken parmesan. It is so versatile and fantastic! Enjoy my friends, and buon appetito.