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Recipe of the Month:

May 2022

One-Pan Marinara Sauce

Submitted By:

Kendra Miranda, Makana Raw

This hearty one-pan marinara is SO easy, loaded with wholesome veggies, and deliciously comforting. You couldn't ask for easier; chop some veg, roast in the oven, and blend! Throw over your favorite pasta or pizza crust, or even use it for your next shakshuka!

Prep Time:

10 Minutes

Cook Time:

30-45 Minutes

Serving Size:


6 tomatoes (washed, uncut)

1 onion, quartered

1 garlic bulb

1 medium zucchini (or other squash)

2 carrots

Olive oil


Firm, salty cheese, like Pecorino (optional)



Prep Veggies

  1. Wash veggies

  2. Quarter onion and chop top off of the garlic bulb

  3. Remove stems from tomatoes

  4. Halve zucchini lengthwise

  5. Cut carrots into 1" chunks

  6. Arrange veggies on a roasting and drizzle generously with olive oil, making sure to coat the bulb of garlic well

Make the Sauce

  • Roast veggies at 400, stirring occasionally, until veggies are done (about 30 mins)

  • Remove from oven and let cool

  • Squeeze garlic cloves out of the bulk and into a blender

  • Place remaining roasted veggies in blender with a bit of fresh basil, salt, and pepper, and blend until just slightly chunky, or longer if a smoother consistency if preferred

If you like salty cheese, sprinkle your favorite after serving over your favorite pasta, pizza crust, or poach some eggs in this sauce for a yummy shakshuka!

Stores in the fridge for about a week.


I used some cut tomatoes that I'd trimmed bruises/bad spots off of and they roasted great

I didn't have any fresh basil on hand but dried basil worked nicely

You could substitute other summer squash, eggplant or even some pumpkin for the zucchini

Try out othe herb and veggies combos to for fun variations o this recipe!

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