Marinara Sauce

Say goodbye to store-bought marinara sauce and hello to homemade goodness.

  • Yield: 6 cups
  • Prep Time: 10 min
  • Cook Time: 30 min


Marinara Sauce
1/2 onion, chopped
1 clove garlic, minced
10g (2 teaspoons) salt
6 leaves basil


  1. Heat up the Olitalia Extra Virgin Olive Oil in a sauce pot over medium heat. 
  2. Add onions and cook until translucent.
  3. Add the garlic and cook until lightly brown, being careful not to burn it. 
  4. In a separate bowl, crush the Ciao Italian Whole Peeled Tomatoes (our favorite method is with a food mill, but you can also use your hands, or a blender), and add to the sauce pot with salt.
  5. Add basil and cook for 30 minutes.
  6. Serve with your favorite pasta, use it as a pizza or dipping sauce, or freeze in an airtight container.

*We recommend serving this with your own homemade Fresh Pasta or Extruded Pasta

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About the Chef

Meet Chef Domenico "Mimmo" Tolomeo

Chef Domenico "Mimmo" Tolomeo

Domenico “Mimmo” Tolomeo is a first-generation Italian American who comes from a long line of master bread makers from Italy’s southern region. He joined the Orlando Foods team as our Corporate Chef in July 2022, and is currently the co-owner of Taglio Pizza in Mineola, NY. Mimmo trained under Award Winning Master Pizzaioli Roberto Caporuscio and Giorgia Caporuscio, under whose guidance he received his certification from the Associazione Pizzaiouli Napoletani, the governing body of pizza makers in Italy. His accomplishments include being part of the World Pizza Champions, being the recipient of the 2019 Caputo Rising Star Pizzaiolo at the Infamous Caputo Cup, and being the Capo Pizzaiolo at the world-renowned Keste Pizza e Vino.