Bumped Up Red Sauce

We obviously love to cook, and we have no problems spending hours doing so, but some days we’re so incredibly lazy and all we want to do is have a quick and easy dinner.

One of our favorite no fuss dinners is taking a jar of marinara sauce and bumping it up to its full potential. The first thing you want to do is find a marinara sauce with as few ingredients as possible, and you want to be able to pronounce everything in the sauce (tomato, garlic, olive oil, salt, etc).

Bumped Up Marinara

This is one of our favorite sauces to use. Incredibly flavorful and you can read all the ingredients! AMAZING! `

Bumped Up Marinara Sauce 


  • 1 Jar Marinara Sauce
  • Olive Oil
  • Half of a Red Onion (chopped)
  • 2 Cloves Garlic (minced)
  • Red Wine (an Ina splash=as much as you like)

Step 1: 

In a saucepan, drizzle about 1 to 2 tablespoons of olive oil and heat over medium heat until the oil starts to “dance”.

Step 2: 

When the oil is good and hot, drop the onions in the pot and sauté until tender.

Step 3: 

Before you add the garlic to the onions, and a tiny bit more olive oil and then add the garlic. Sauté until fragrant or about 1 minute. If there are brown bits at the bottom of the pot, don’t fear!

Step 4: 

Once the garlic is nice an fragrant add a couple of splashes of red wine and let simmer for a few minutes. Once that has reduced slightly add your marinara sauce, turn the heat to low and simmer until heated through.

Step 5: 

Mix with your favorite pasta and enjoy!

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s