How To Make Gordon Ramsay Marinara Pasta Sauce At Home

Without sauce, there’s no magic in pasta! If you want to taste real magic, try Gordon Ramsay’s simple marinara. It’s Gordon’s version of classic Italian marinara. The tomatoes are the base of this sauce flavored with spices and red wine. It’s an extremely simple recipe and does not require much work.

Gordon Ramsay Marinara Sauce Recipe

Gordon Ramsay’s simple marinara is the best fusion of fresh tomatoes and old wine. Trust me! It’s really delicious and super fun to make. It is slowly cooked in the stockpot (slow cooker) to blend the flavors together.

You can use oregano, garlic powder, onion powder, celery salt, and any other spice to add flavors of your choice. So, add some Gordon Ramsay’s simple marinara and get ready to twirl away all those delicious portions of spaghetti. 

First off! Check out the lists mentioned below and grab all the things required for this recipe. You definitely don’t wanna miss anything out to make Gordon Ramsay’s recipe like a pro. But first, check out some other recipes from the Chef’s delight.

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What Equipment Will You Need To Make Gordon Ramsay’s Marinara Pasta Sauce?

  • Stockpot – Stockpot is best suited for liquids and its base is comparatively thinner. So, use a stockpot for this sauce. 
  • Spatula – Use a spatula to stir the sauce in the pot. It helps to combine all the ingredients and maintain the desired consistency of the sauce.
  • Spoon – You can use a spoon to add seasoning spices and tomato paste to the pot. You can use it to check the consistency of the sauce in the blender.
  • Knife – Use a paring knife to cut basil leaves, chop onions, and slice the garlic cloves.
  • Bowl – Keep your chopped veggies in a bowl before cooking. You can also transfer the sauce into a bowl before serving. 
  • Chopping Tray –  Use a chopping tray to finely chop onions, garlic, and basil leaves. You can use any type of chopping tray (wooden or plastic).
  • Blender – To have a nice creamy-smooth consistency for the sauce, you need to blend the mixture from the pot.

How Much Time Do You Need To Make Gordon Ramsay’s Marinara Pasta Sauce?

Preparation TimeCooking TimeTotal Time
20 Minutes20 Minutes40 Minutes

What Ingredients Will You Need For Gordon Ramsay’s Marinara Pasta Sauce?

  • San Marzano Tomatoes – San Marzano tomatoes are Italian tomatoes. Use two cans (28 oz) of San Marzano tomatoes to give a strong color and a deep velvety texture to the sauce. It tastes a little acidic and not too sweet like other tomatoes. 
  • Large Onions – Prefer using yellow onions than any other. As they have the perfect balance of bitterness and sweetness in them. 
  • Garlic Cloves – The marinara sauce is never complete without the major flavoring agent. So, don’t miss out on garlic cloves.
  • Basil Leaves – Basil leaves will add flavor and make the sauce more fragrant. 
  • Tomato Paste – Tomato is a masterpiece added to the sauce. It enhances the color, flavor of the sauce.
  • Olive Oil – Olive oil will give a silky smooth texture to the sauce while maintaining the moisture and flavors in it.
  • Red Wine (Chianti Classico) –  Red wine aces up cooking and adds robustness to the sauce. You’ll get the best flavors out of the ingredients added if you use red wine. 
  • Salt – Enhance the taste of the sauce by adding salt. 
  • Black Pepper – Add pepper to add flavor to the sauce. 
Gordon Ramsay Marinara Sauce Ingredients

Steps To Make Gordon Ramsay’s Marinara Pasta Sauce Recipe

1. HOT-Stock-POT!

Place the stockpot over medium heat and add olive oil to it. As the oil gets hot, toss in the onions, garlic slices, basil leaves, salt, and pepper. Mix these well. Add San Marzano tomatoes to the pan and stir. Cook for around 3 minutes and then add tomato paste. 

2. Cook Them Up!

Cook these for about 5 minutes. Add red wine and deglaze the pot. Cook for around 5 minutes until the mixture is reduced to half. Stir continuously using a spatula while cooking the sauce. 

3. Blend In

Transfer the sauce into a blender and blend the mixture until desired consistency is achieved. Season with salt and pepper to taste. 

4. Serve

Transfer it into a bowl and serve with spaghetti or pasta when the sauce is ready.

Nutritional Information

Calories131 kcal
Carbohydrates18 g
Protein4 g
Fat4 g
Saturated Fat1 g
Polyunsaturated Fat1 g
Monounsaturated Fat3 g
Sodium296 mg
Potassium690 mg
Fiber4 g
Sugar10 g
Vitamin A505 IU
Vitamin C21 mg
Calcium79 mg
Iron3 mg

How Will Gordon Ramsay’s Marinara Pasta Sauce Look And Taste Like?

Gordon Ramsay’s simple marinara is deep red in color and has a slightly tangy taste of tomatoes. There’s a bitter-sweet taste along with the tart taste from the red wine. This sauce can be enjoyed with spaghetti and pasta. You can customize it your way by adding oregano, celery salt, garlic powder, or other spices of your choice. It can also be used as a base for many other dishes.

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Gordon Ramsay Marinara Sauce Recipe

Gordon Ramsay’s Marinara (Pasta Sauce) Recipe

Gordon Ramsay's simple marinara is a delicious pasta sauce. It has tangy tomatoes flavored with red wine, garlic, basil leaves, and salt-pepper seasoning. It's slow-cooked in a stockpot for maximum flavors. Try this sauce with your pasta and spaghetti. You can also use this sauce as a base for many other dishes.
5 from 3 votes
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Course Chef’s Delight
Cuisine Italian
Servings 8
Calories 131 kcal


  • Stockpot
  • Spatula
  • Spoon
  • Knife
  • Bowl
  • Chopping Tray
  • Blender


  • 56 ounces San Marazano Tomatoes (peeled)
  • 1 Large Yellow Onion (julienned)
  • 6 Garlic Cloves (slices)
  • 6 Basil Leaves (torn)
  • 2 tablespoons Tomato Paste
  • 1/8 cup Olive Oil
  • 1 cup Red Wine (Chianti Classico)
  • Salt (to taste)
  • Pepper (to taste)


  • Place a stockpot over medium heat and add oil to it. Add onions to the pot Cook onions for about 10-12 minutes until they're soft and translucent.
    Gordon Ramsay Marinara Sauce Step 1
  • Now, toss thinly sliced garlic into the pot, season with salt and pepper. and cook for around 3 minutes. Make sure you do not burn the garlic. Add some basil leaves and let them wilt for about 2 minutes.
    Gordon Ramsay Marinara Sauce Step 2
  • Now, add diced San Marazano tomatoes to the pot and cook it for about 3-5 minutes. Now add the tomato paste and cook it for another 5 minutes.
    Gordon Ramsay Marinara Sauce Step 3
  • Turn the heat to medium and flambe the pot using red wine. Stir the mixture for about 5 minutes until the mixture reduces by half. Cook for another 5 minutes to mix all the flavors.
    Gordon Ramsay Marinara Sauce Step 4
  • Now, remove this sauce from the heat and blend the mixture until the desired consistency is achieved.
    Gordon Ramsay Marinara Sauce Step 6
  • Season this sauce with salt and pepper.
    Gordon Ramsay Marinara Sauce Step is Ready


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Calories: 131kcal | Carbohydrates: 18g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3g | Sodium: 296mg | Potassium: 690mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 10g | Vitamin A: 505IU | Vitamin C: 21mg | Calcium: 79mg | Iron: 3mg
Keyword Gordon Ramsay’s simple marinara (pasta sauce), Italian cuisine, Tomatoes
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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

What is difference between pasta sauce and marinara sauce?

One of the key differences is that pasta sauce is more robust and complex, with a longer ingredient list and rich flavor.

Why is it called marinara sauce?

“Marinara” translates to “seafaring”—or colloquially to “sailor style” or “mariner style.  It was given the name marinara not because it was once a seafood-style sauce, but because it was the preferred meal of Italy’s merchants during long expeditions at sea.

Can I use passata instead of marinara sauce?

I use a combination of tomato paste and passata to get a rich tomato flavor for this sauce. 

Can you freeze marinara sauce?

Yes, you can freeze marinara sauce.

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