Can I Make Marinara Sauce with Fresh Tomatoes?

Good Questions

Q: I have been desperately looking for a homemade marinara sauce recipe that doesn't require anything from a can.

Any suggestions?

Sent by Anna

Editor: Anna, you can make any marinara sauce recipe with fresh tomatoes. Simply substitute fresh for canned — it's so delicious, made with fresh tomatoes! Zingy, fresh, and flavorful. Here are a couple of recipes:

Basic Tomato Sauce (with Optional Zing!)
Baked Fusilli with Fresh Mozzarella

You may, however, want to skin the tomatoes before cooking them, for a smoother texture. You can also grate them with a box grater.

Readers, any good tips or recipes for a fresh marinara sauce?

Related: D.I.Y. Recipe: Pizza Sauce

(Image: Sara Kate Gillingham-Ryan)