Fresh Tomato Flavor Fast
This marinara sauce is amazing. We also make our own Chicago-style deep dish pizza and this is the same sauce we use for that. The higher the quality of canned items that you use, the better and richer the flavor. But you can use ordinary store brand cans of tomato and paste and it still turns out delicious and complex. It also freezes well so make a big batch and save for a later use.
Suggested Wine Pairings
Dishes made with tart tomato-based Marinara sauce need a red wine with bright acidity. Try a Tuscan blend, Chianti or other red wine made from the Sangiovese grape. Merlot and Barbera would also be good options for a lighter-style meal. If you are adding rich meats to the basic sauce, a full-bodied Barbaresco would better pair with a heavier meal.