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.
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.
really enjoyed how fast and easy it was to make, and how tasty it is. I modified mine a bit, but this is a wonderful base from which to vary to your family's tastes, and I certainly enjoyed it.