Basic Marinara Sauce

READY IN: 35mins
Recipe by Jennigator3

I use this marinara sauce when I'm in a crunch to make dinner when I come home from work in the evenings. You don't need a lot of time to make this and it tastes like it's been simmering all day. It's also a very inexpensive sauce and it can be frozen and saved when made in large batches.

Top Review by Noo8820

A simple and enjoyable pasta sauce. I added a tsp of splenda , just to eliminate that 'tomato sting' that you sometimes get.
Made for SPRING PAC 2012.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a medium saucepan, heat olive oil on medium-low heat.
  2. Add chopped onion and saute 5-10 minutes until translucent being careful not to burn.
  3. Add chopped garlic and saute 2 minutes.
  4. Add red wine and reduce to half.
  5. Add crushed tomatoes, water, basil, oregano, and red pepper flakes and bring to a boil.
  6. Cover, reduce heat and simmer for at least 15 minutes.
  7. Serve over pasta or with your favorite pasta recipe (i.e. baked ziti, lasagne, stuffed shells, etc.).

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