- 1 medium carrot, halved or about 1/2 cup chopped
- 1 Tablespoon olive oil (optional)
- 3 medium garlic cloves, peeled
- 2 small onions, peeled, quartered or about 3/4 cup chopped
- 2 pounds (908 g) fresh tomatoes, quartered
- 1/2 teaspoon dried crushed oregano
- 1 teaspoon dried crushed basil
- 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
- 1 bay leaf
- Additional seasoning, to taste
- Place all ingredients, except bay leaf, into the Vitamix container in the order listed and secure lid.
- Select Variable 1.
- Turn machine on and slowly increase speed to Variable 5 or 6.
- Blend for 15 seconds or until desired consistency is reached.
- Pour into large saucepan. Simmer over low heat for 30 minutes. Stir occasionally.
Serve with fish, broiled chicken or any pasta.
This recipe has been written for the C-Series machines with Variable Speed control and Standard 64-ounce container. If you are using a different Vitamix machine or container size, you may need to make adjustments to the Variable Speed, processing time, and/or ingredient quantities.
Marinara Sauce is rated out of 5 by 3.
Rated 5 out of 5 by luvteach from Quick, easy "what do I have in the fridge?" sauce Used what I had on hand -- one ripe tomato, a can of diced tomatoes, a carrot, 1/4 a red onion, fresh garlic, and fresh oregano & basil from my garden. (I was trying to do a half recipe) Went a little too heavy with the garlic but the "bite" cooked down after simmering. Added some frozen turkey meatballs while the sauce cooked & it rounded out the flavor. Will definitely make this again!
Date published: 2016-01-12
Rated 4 out of 5 by K80walker from Yum! This sauce is really good and really easy to make! Definitely a keeper recipe for the future! I didn't have fresh tomatoes so I used 2 cans of diced tomatoes, added some salt and a little red pepper flakes. Perfect.
Date published: 2015-12-11
Rated 3 out of 5 by jessicasims11 from great start what do you do with the bay leave? directions never say. need to be a bit thicker so added a can of diced tomato. worked perfectly!
Date published: 2016-04-19
What is the shelf life at room temperature and in the refrigerator ? Can I fridge the sauce if making it in a large quantity? For how long?
You should only store this sauce at room temperature if it has been properly canned or preserved. As far as storing in the refrigerator is concerned, this sauce will keep for up-to 1 week.
Date published: 2016-05-10
You never said what to do with the bay leaf. I assume you put it in the saucepan when cooking?
Yes. The bay leaf should only be used in the cooking process. You may discard of this before pureeing.
Date published: 2016-04-20
|Serving Size||0.25 recipe|
|Amount Per Servings|
|Total Fat||2 g|
|Saturated Fat||0 g|
|Total Carbohydrate||7 g|
|Dietary Fiber||2 g|