How to Make Marinara Sauce for Cheese Bread for Kids: 6 Steps
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Marinara sauce is the perfect dipping sauce for cheese bread.

Growing kids need to eat more than just three meals per day. A simple snack after school is just what a child needs to stay energized until it's time for dinner. One snack option is to serve a few pieces of cheese bread. Of course, this bread will need a sidekick. A bowl of homemade marinara sauce for dipping is the perfect solution. Parents can make the marinara sauce at the same time as the cheese bread, or ahead of time, so that it only has to be reheated after school.


  1. 1
    Heat 1 tablespoon of olive oil in a frying pan over medium heat.
  2. 2
    Add the diced onion and minced garlic to the oil in the frying pan. Cook until the onions start to become translucent. Transfer to a saucepan when finished.
  3. 3
    Pour 1 28-ounce can of crushed tomatoes, 1 ounce of tomato paste, 1/2 teaspoon of oregano, 1/2 teaspoon of basil, 1/2 teaspoon of pepper, 1 teaspoon of salt and 1 teaspoon of sugar into the saucepan. Stir to combine the ingredients.
  4. 4
    Set the heat under your saucepan to medium. Once the ingredients start to bubble, lower the heat to a simmer.
  5. 5
    Cook the marinara sauce for 30 minutes, stirring frequently.
  6. 6
    Pour the marinara sauce in a serving bowl. Set it next to the cheese bread for easy dipping.


  • You can substitute the crushed tomatoes with fresh tomatoes, but you'll have to do the crushing yourself.


  • Use caution when cooking with oil. It has a tendency to splash out of the pan, which can cause a burn.

Things You'll Need

  • 1 tbsp. olive oil
  • 1 onion diced
  • 3 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 28-ounce can crushed tomatoes
  • 1 ounce tomato paste
  • 1/2 tsp. oregano
  • 1/2 tsp. basil
  • 1/2 tsp. pepper
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1 tsp. sugar
  • Frying pan
  • Large saucepan

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