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Home Made Mushroom Marinara Sauce – Fresh Tomatoes

I love marinara sauces.  I recently made one using roasted fresh tomatoes with white wine and it was just delicious.  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.

Printable Recipe:  Mushroom Marinara 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 and takes no time or effort so why not try it this way?

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

chopped herbsI used parsley, rosemary, thyme, oregano and basil for my fresh herbs this time.  They ended up being about 2 tbsp 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.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. 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 (see how to roast tomatoes here:
  • 1 tbsp 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 tbsp 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 and cook the onion until translucent.
  2. Add the garlic and mushrooms and continue cooking until the mushrooms are tender.
  3. Stir in the red wine and fresh herbs and simmer to release the flavor of the wine for about 5 minutes.
  4. 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)
  5. 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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