This super simple Easy Marinara Sauce is kid friendly and perfect for busy weeknights. I was inspired to make this sauce years ago when I saw Giada de Laurentiis make a similar sauce on The Rachael Ray Show. I was surprised that she kept the veggies whole and still had a flavorful sauce.
My mother used to cut the onions so small in hopes that they’d dissolve in her sauce and as a child I’d still manage to find an onion and scoot it to the side of my plate. So I was inspired to make this sauce. I loved that it didn’t involve any chopping and there was nothing for my kids to pick out or complain about. Additionally, the added butter at the end adds another oh so tasty dimension to the sauce.
Now the sauce is great on its own served over spaghetti noodles or your favorite pasta topped with fresh grated parmesan cheese and ribbons of basil, for a simple dinner. But it’s also the perfect sauce to use in a variety of Italian dishes such as chicken parmesan, lasagna or stuffed shells.