Traditional Neapolitan Marinara Sauce Recipe

This is a simple traditional tomato sauce that can be used on pasta, pizza, or any recipe that requires marinara sauce. It is always good topped with parmesan or romano grated cheese

Traditional Neapolitan Marinara Sauce Recipe

How To Make Traditional Neapolitan Marinara Sauce

This recipe makes the perfect sauce and dips that you can top on your pizza and other meals. The different spices mixed together brings an extraordinary taste to this dip.

Prep: 10 mins
Cook: 45 mins
Total: 55 mins


  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 4 cloves fresh garlic
  • 4 fresh basil leaves
  • pinch black pepper
  • 1 kg whole Italian style tomatoes , crushed by hand
  • small onion, chopped
  • pinch oregano , for pizza or seafood


  1. Saute chopped or minced garlic in olive oil until translucent then add whole tomatoes and black pepper.

  2. Bring to a boil on medium-high heat.

  3. Reduce heat add basil, cover, and simmer for 45 minutes to an hour stirring regularly.

  4. Remove from heat and let stand for five to ten minutes.

  5. Reheat sauce when serving if necessary.

  6. Important: when using oregano for pizza sauce or seafood recipes, be sure not to add oregano until the last few minutes or oregano will become bitter.

  7. If using onions, saute with garlic at the beginning.


  • Sugar: 1g
  • :
  • Calcium: 3mg
  • Calories: 35kcal
  • Carbohydrates: 1g
  • Fat: 4g
  • Fiber: 1g
  • Iron: 1mg
  • Potassium: 6mg
  • Protein: 1g
  • Saturated Fat: 1g
  • Sodium: 1mg
  • Vitamin A: 11IU
  • Vitamin C: 1mg
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