Basic Marinara Sauce

Total Time
10 mins
20 mins

I found this recipe recently in Real Simple magazine. It is soooo good!!!!I changed it a little by using crushed canned tomatoes instead of whole or diced. This is so much better than jar sauce and much cheaper!! This is definately the best I've tasted.

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  1. Heat the oil in a large saucepan over medium heat.
  2. Add the garlic and cook until golden but not browned (be careful not to burn), about 1 minute.
  3. Add the tomatoes and their juices, red pepper, oregano, salt, and sugar.
  4. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium-low and simmer (crushing the tomatoes with the back of a wooden spoon if using whole) until the sauce thickens slightly, about 20 minutes.
  5. Remove from heat.