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Mushroom Pasta Sauce – Home made Sauce with Fresh Tomatoes

This mushroom pasta sauce adds a dose of extra vegetables to one of my favorite recipes.

I love making pasta sauces. The ones I make at home have so much more texture and flavor than store bought versions do.

I recently made one using roasted fresh tomatoes with white wine and it was just delicious. Today’s version adds mushrooms and red wine.

You can find that recipe here. It is one of the most popular recipes on my website and gets hundreds of views every day.

home made mushroom marinara sauce

Today’s recipe is a modification of the basic sauce.  It is a homemade mushroom marinara sauce.

Mushroom pasta sauce

For this marinara sauce recipe, I did the same thing as before.  I started with freshly roasted tomatoes.

If you have not made sauces with roasted tomatoes, you are in for a treat! They make the most delicious sauce imaginable. 

See how to roast tomatoes in this article.

Roasted tomatoes with skins removedI started with peeled roasted tomatoes.  Yes, you can used canned but roasting tomatoes is easy.

Since it takes very little time and effort so why not try it this way?

sauteed onion and garlicNext I sautéed onions and garlic in olive oil until they were translucent.

chopped herbsIt’s fresh herbs all the way for me. I used parsley, rosemary, thyme, oregano and basil today. 

They ended up being about 2 tablespoons when chopped.

Malbec wine

Any good quality red wine will do.  I used an Argentinian Malbec today. 

I wanted a red wine because reds go so well with mushrooms in a recipe. The bold flavor in red wine really enriches this sauce.

mushrooms and wine

The wine is added to the mushrooms and onions and then simmered for a bit to release the flavor or the wine to the sauce.

roasted tomatoes

My lovely roasted tomatoes go in next.home made mushroom marinara sauceRoasted Tomato mushroom marinara sauce

Simmer for about an hour or longer. The flavor improves with cooking time. So tasty and ready to add to any recipes you choose.

Use this sauce over pasta or any of your favorite proteins.

Today, I used the sauce for an Italian sausage and peppers dish with noodles. It was delish!

Yield: 6

Home Made Mushroom Marinara Sauce - Fresh Tomatoes

Home Made Mushroom Marinara Sauce - Fresh Tomatoes

Freshly roasted mushrooms and red wine takes this marinara sauce to a whole new level.

Cook Time 15 minutes
Additional Time 1 hour 30 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 45 minutes


  • 9 plum tomatoes, skins removed and roasted
  • 1 tablespoon of extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 medium yellow onion, sliced
  • 3 cloves of garlic, diced
  • 1/2 pound of sliced mushrooms
  • 1/2 cup of red wine (I used an Argentinian Malbec)
  • 2 tablespoons of chopped fresh herbs (I used thyme, rosemary, oregano, basil and parsley)


  1. Heat the olive oil in a skillet over a medium high heat.
  2. Cook the onion until translucent.
  3. Add the garlic and mushrooms and continue cooking until the mushrooms are tender.
  4. Stir in the red wine and fresh herbs and simmer to release the flavor of the wine for about 5 minutes.
  5. Crush the roasted tomatoes and add to the mushroom and onion mixture and cook over a medium low heat for at least an hour. (the longer the better)
  6. Use as a base for your favorite Italian recipe.

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 165Total Fat: 8gSaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 5gCholesterol: 34mgSodium: 25mgCarbohydrates: 10gFiber: 3gSugar: 5gProtein: 11g

Nutritional information is approximate due to natural variation in ingredients and the cook-at-home nature of our meals.

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