Mike's Marinara Sauce & Garlic Parmesan Bread

Marinara is a vegetarian Italian style tomato sauce that may have olive oil and cheese – like parmesan mixed in. But never meat or anchovies. Serve this easy, flavorful Marinara Sauce directly on sturdy Garlic Parmesan Bread or, use Garlic Parmesan Bread Sticks for dipping. You can also put this sauce over pasta noodles, raviolis, in lasagna or, even on meatball subs. Feel free to employ fresh herbs in this dish if you have them on hand.


  1. Marinara Sauce
  2. 1 can 28 oz Chefs Cut Crushed Tomatoes with juices
  3. 1/2 cup Quality Dry White Wine
  4. 1 7 5 oz Jar Quality Marinara Sauce like bertolli or emeril
  5. 1 can 8 oz Tomato Sauce
  6. 3 oz Tomato Paste
  7. 8 large Cloves Fresh Garlic smashed amp chopped
  8. 3 cup Fresh Mushrooms thick sliced – your choice
  9. 1/2 cup Fresh Celery thin sliced
  10. 1 cup Fresh Onions chopped
  11. 1/3 cup Green Bell Peppers small chop
  12. 1/3 cup Parmesan Cheese reserves for garlic bread
  13. 2 Bay Leaves left whole
  14. 1/3 tsp Fennel Seed
  15. 1 tsp Each: Oregano – Basil – Italian Seasoning all dried
  16. 2 tbsp Dried Parsley reserves for bread
  17. 1/2 tsp Black Pepper
  18. 2 tbsp Sugar or less to taste
  19. 1 1/2 tsp Salt
  20. 4 dash Worshestershire Sauce
  21. 4 dash Tabasco Sauce or more to taste
  22. Garlic Bread
  23. Fresh French Bread Rolls halved
  24. Garlic Parmesan Bread Sticks
  25. Parmesan Cheese
  26. Dried Parsley
  27. Prefabed Garlic Butter or make my recipe at base


  1. Authors Note: Traditionally marinara sauces will direct you to cook your chopped vegetables in olive oil until translucent prior to adding them to your sauce This recipe does not call for that step Its meant to keep some snap body and texture in your sauce
  2. Change ● Chop your vegetables

    ● Place everything in the Marinara Sauce section in a large pot and simmer on medium heat for about an hour and a half Stir intermittently
    ● Remove bay leaves after simmer

  3. Change ● Generously smear your bread with garlic butter and sprinkle tops with Dried Parsley and Parmesan Cheese

    ● Bake rolls at 350° for 8 minutes
    ● Pile your Marinara Sauce on thick sturdy pieces of garlic parmesan bread or dip toasted garlic strips directly into it

  4. Change If youd like to make this a main pasta dish as opposed to an antipasto – this is a great truffle noodle that pairs excellent with this mushroom based Marinara Sauce
  5. Change If youd like to make your own garlic butter – check out my easy delicious posted recipe Enjoy! Mike#39s Easy Garlic Butter Spread

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