Prep 5 mins
Cook 50 mins
A simple and flavorful marinara sauce that can be used instead of store-bought spaghetti sauce. I like it served hot over cooked pasta and topped with fresh-grated Parmesan cheese.
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 2 garlic cloves, finely chopped
- 1⁄2 small onion, chopped
- 1 (28 ounce) can diced tomatoes, undrained
- 2 tablespoons chopped fresh basil or 1 teaspoon dried basil leaves
- 2 teaspoons chopped fresh oregano or 1⁄2 teaspoon dried oregano leaves
- 1⁄2 teaspoon sugar
- 1⁄4 teaspoon salt
- 1 dash pepper
- hot pasta
- fresh-grated parmesan cheese
- In a large saucepan, sauté garlic and onion in olive oil until onion is tender.
- Stir all remaining ingredients in with onion mixture; heat to boiling; reduce heat and simmer, uncovered, for 45 minutes, stirring occasionally.
- Carefully puree hot sauce in in a food processor or blender; serve hot over cooked pasta and top with fresh-grated Parmesan cheese.
Absolutely superb! I opted to add in some carrots to mine for some extra vegetable and added a dash of red pepper to the batch I made as pizza sauce. The base alone is perfect for pasta but I like to make a double batch to freeze and use for many dishes.
Very nice sauce. Not too sweet, not too sour. I will definitely be making again. Thank you.
I love this simple sauce, it's perfect on pizzas and pasta, and any number of ingredients can be added to it if you want to bulk it up some. I probably use more fresh herbs than called for, I just snip off a handful each of basil and oregano from my herb garden, and they are really what makes this sauce stand out.