• 8-10 ripe tomatoes
  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 4 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 Tbsp basil, freshly chopped
  • 2 Tbsp oregano, freshly chopped
  • Salt & black pepper, to taste

Easy Homemade Napolitana Sauce | Matchbox

When it comes to traditional pasta sauce, no one can compete with a classic Napoli sauce.

Also known as Napolitana or marinara sauce, Napoli sauce is one of the quickest go-to Italian sauces to make at home! It's made from juicy tomatoes, garlic, olive oil, and herbs such as oregano and basil – perfect for comforting pasta dishes, pizza bases, or dipping sauce for breads.

This Napoli sauce recipe uses fresh crushed tomatoes with the help of Kilner's Sauce & Food Mill Set, which lets you stir, make, and store your favourite condiments in one go! Easiness of ingredients and preparation makes it perfect for anyone looking to craft traditional Italian meals. 


Crush the tomatoes

  1. Wash the tomatoes, trim their green areas and cut out the core. Slice them into quarters. Place them in a saucepan and bring to a boil over medium-high heat.

  2. Reduce heat to low and let the tomatoes simmer for 10-15 minutes until soft and mushy. Then, place the cooked tomatoes into your Kilner Sauce & Food MillYou can season with salt to taste.  

  3. Turn the handle of the food mill to press the tomatoes through the strainer. This should result in a skinless, seed-free jar of crushed tomatoes!

Mix into the pasta sauce

  1. In a saucepan, heat the olive oil over medium heat. Add minced garlic and cook for about 1 minute until fragrant.

  2. Pour in crushed tomatoes, stir, and add seasonings (basil, salt, oregano, pepper). Stir all to combine.

  3. Reduce heat to low and let it simmer for 20-30 minutes. Stir occasionally to avoid burning the sauce at the bottom of your pan! Once that's done, you can season it more to taste.

  4. Your homemade pasta sauce is ready to go! You can use the Napoli sauce immediately or store in an airtight Kilner jar or other container in the refrigerator for up to 5 days.

Easy Homemade Napolitana Sauce | Matchbox


What can I use Napoli sauce for?

There are a bunch of dishes you can use Napoli sauce for. Most commonly they work well as toppings for pasta dishes like spaghetti, rigatoni, linguine. But, you can also use them for pizza bases, dipping sauce for bread or vegetables, even simple tomato soup!

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