Silky Smooth Marinara

I feel like sometimes I start out my blog posts with, “My new favorite” or “My love affair with xxx continues…” And both are true! I guess that’s why I’ve been with Pampered Chef 21 years… because I love the products and even more so, the mission: Enriching lives one meal and one memory at a time.

The latest addition to our line up, the Deluxe Cooking Blender (available September 1st) has been so much fun to use! I’ve made peanut butter, hummus, roasted red pepper & walnut dip, strawberry jelly, butternut squash soup, pesto, veggie burgers… I could go on and on!

Last week I made a hidden veggie marinara and knew I wanted to recreate Rao’s Marinara Sauce! (And vodka sauce and aribiatta are also on the list to make so stay tuned!)


This sauce turned out amazing and incredibly silky smooth! Everyone loved it and they were licking their plates. I was concerned that some might miss the chunkiness of traditional sauce but no one did. My favorite part? Put everything in the blender, select SAUCE and push start!


We served it with Protein Meatballs and roasted spaghetti squash and this Brazillian Cheese Bread!

Silky Smooth Marinara
Makes 8 cups

2 28oz cans San Marzano plum tomatoes
2 tablespoons olive oil
4 ounces pancetta
1/2 small white onion
2 garlic cloves, peeled
6 basil leaves
pinch of oregano

  1. Place the tomatoes, olive oil, pancetta, onion, garlic and salt in the Deluxe Cooking Blender. Place the lid on top and lock into place. Turn the wheel to select the Sauce setting and push start.
  2. When the cycle is complete, carefully remove the lid and add the basil, oregano and pepper. Pulse for 30 seconds to combine.



IG logo

Did you make this recipe?
Tag @slicedicedish on Instagram and hashtag it #slicedicedish and please leave a review in the comments below!

Some of the links in this post may be affiliate links. Colleen Finley is an independent advanced director for Pampered Chef. She earns a commission by linking to products she uses and trusts. If you purchase a product through her website link, your cost will be the same, and Colleen will automatically receive a small commission. Your support is greatly appreciated and helps us enrich lives, one meal and one memory at a time!

Published by


With having to shift my diet to gluten-free and dairy-free, I’m excited to share what I’m cooking in hopes it will help you lead a healthier lifestyle while at the same time offering LOTS of flavor! While not every post will be GF/DF, I promise healthier versions of your favorites. Disclaimer: Slice, Dice & Dish is not an official Pampered Chef blog/website. Pampered Chef is not involved in any way with this blog. To learn more about what I offer through Pampered Chef and to shop my kitchen, please visit my Pampered Chef website at:

One thought on “Silky Smooth Marinara

Leave a Reply