This Marinara Sauce recipe is an easy to make tomato sauce perfect for topping on your favorite pasta or using in any recipe calling for jarred pasta sauce. It’s a simple base of crushed tomatoes with garlic, basil and oregano, and takes less than 30 minutes!
In a medium pot, add oil or water, and saute garlic for 1 minute. Add the tomatoes, basil, oregano, optional red pepper flakes and salt + pepper, bring to a a gentle boil, turn down heat to low and simmer 15 – 40 minutes, stirring occasionally.
Makes about 3 cups.
Serves 4 – 6
For a chunky marinara sauce, use whole peeled tomatoes, breaking them up as you cook.
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