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Roasted Garlic Marinara

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In this roasted garlic marinara, oven roasted garlic cloves are blended into a wine infused marinara. This sauce is great for dipping mozzarella bites or in your next spaghetti recipe! Yields 4 cups.
Course Homemade Ingredients & Condiments
Cuisine Italian
Keyword homemade, marinara, pasta sauce, red wine, roasted garlic, wine
Prep Time 30 mins
Cook Time 25 mins
Additional Time 5 mins
Total Time 1 hr
Servings 1 recipe
Calories 131
Author Laurie McNamara


  • 1 head garlic
  • olive oil
  • 1 large shallot
  • 2 teaspoons italian seasoning
  • 1/4 cup dry red wine
  • 1 (28 ounce) can San Marzano tomatoes puree in blender until smooth
  • 1 (15 ounce) can tomato sauce
  • teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon sugar
  • 1 pinch chili flakes optional


  • Preheat your oven to 400°.
  • Peel cloves away from the head of garlic with the skin intact. Place in the center of a a piece of heavy duty aluminum foil and drizzle with a little olive oil and fold edges to create a purse. Roast for 35-45 minutes. Once garlic cloves are cool to handle, remove skins and mash with a fork.
  • Heat a large skillet over medium heat. Once hot add oil and shallots and cook until tender. About 4 to 5 minutes.
  • Add in mashed roasted garlic and Italian seasoning. Cook for 1 minute before adding in the wine, pureed tomatoes, salt, pepper, sugar and pepper flakes (if using).
  • Simmer for 15 to 20 minutes if using it as a pasta sauce. If using in a baked pasta dish, I only simmer for 10 minutes.
  • If making in advance; allow the sauce to cool before storing in an airtight container for up to a week.


Serving: 1g | Calories: 131kcal | Carbohydrates: 21g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 2924mg | Potassium: 267mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 112IU | Vitamin C: 11mg | Calcium: 131mg | Iron: 2mg