Tangy and Tasty Rainbow Marinara Sauce {Recipe}

Who said heirlooms don’t make good sauce? Well, probably no one, but either way, they do:) They make a delicious sauce and a gorgeous one at that. A homemade sauce is one of my favorite things, especially with fresh tomatoes in the summer. This summer is coming to a close but there are still plenty of tomatoes out there and I have been freezing some to make this easy and refreshing sauce this fall and winter!


Tangy and Tasty Rainbow Marinara Sauce


1 large onion, chopped

3 garlic cloves, chopped

15 -18 large organic heirloom tomatoes (pick a rainbow assortment:)

1 small 6 oz. can of organic tomato paste (you can add two cans for a thicker sauce)

fresh, chopped basil (to taste – about a handful)

fresh, chopped oregano (to taste)


pinch of salt

1/8 cup sugar


1. Saute chopped onion and garlic with EVOO in a large stockpot.

2. Blanch and peel tomatoes. Squeeze out seeds/juice, and chop. Add to onions and garlic stockpot.


3. Add tomato paste, basil, oregano, salt, pepper, and sugar.

4. Simmer. Turn on low and cook for ~4 hours on stovetop.



Here is a recipe you may enjoy that sauce in: 

Fresh Vegetable and Pork Lasagna

**In all honesty, you can make this marinara sauce with any tomatoes. The farm with which I have a CSA share is known for their heirloom tomatoes but I have made it with Beefsteaks and more. Also, adding paste tomatoes are a great idea as well to get a thicker sauce:)

Because I love connecting with others this post is linked up with Tasty Traditions!




About Lauryn Blakesley

A woman out to explore, celebrate, and enjoy everything that my community and living locally has to offer. Blessed with three beautiful children and an incredible husband, our family embraces adventure while dreaming of what is to come. Lover of knitting, running (although mostly after little ones right now), the color orange, fun accessories, fall, tea, and a clean kitchen floor. I spend my days in awe of my family and trying to teach my three to treat others as they would want to be treated.

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  1. Great go to sauce for the winter! Thanks for sharing!
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  2. See, this is what I love about going to my local market! I didn’t even KNOW there were more than a handful of tomato varieties. I suppose I knew, but I’d never seen them. But this sauce sounds DELICIOUS!!
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  3. I’ve been meaning to try making my owns sauce! Thanks for sharing this recipe!
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  4. you’ve just inspired me to make sauce today :)
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  5. Sounds awesome! Thanks for sharing and for showing us show easy it can be to make something so yummy!
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