Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 5 mins

So many people have posted crappy spaghetti sauce recipes on this site. This is not one of them.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Saute onion in oil until translucent.
  2. Add garlic, saute about 30 seconds.
  3. Add basil, salt, and pepper to taste.
  4. Simmer about 5 minutes.
  5. You can also add a pinch of sugar, if you like it sweeter, or a splash of balsamic vinegar, or a little white wine, or oregano and/or rosemary,or whatever you like, but it's delicious as is.
  6. Also, it's fantastic if you make meatballs, and when they're done, make this sauce in the same pan after draining out most of the grease.


Most Helpful

I can't rate it because I haven't made it but it is safe to assume that for a marinara sauce to be "the best" you would have to include in your recipe when to add the tomatoes. But I will admit that it sounds good.

phil November 03, 2001

I tried this recipe and frankly it would have been better to be more specific with the amounts of ingredients as far as proportions. Anyone can write "a little of this, a little of that", but to know what one is really doing, they must be able to tell the reader how much of each of the spices. I used my own amounts and luckily I did not waste my ingredients, but the sauce would not have tasted good without being jazzed up a bit.

annie chambers February 18, 2002

This might be easy but it's not very good. Ragu has nothing to worry about.

Robin Beffa February 20, 2002

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