Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 25 mins

This is a simple and sweet marinara sauce modeled after my grandmother's recipe. An elegant yet easy dish. This is my first recipe, hope you like it! Also good with fresh basil, oregano, and home grown garden tomatoes.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Chop garlic into discs.
  2. On medium heat, heat 1/2 tbsp of olive oil in medium sauce pan, add garlic.
  3. Saute garlic for 2-3 minutes do not brown.
  4. Immediately add diced tomatoes, tomato sauce, tomato paste, and wine. Stir.
  5. Next add Basil, Oregano, Thyme, Salt, Pepper, & Sugar. Stir.
  6. Bring to a boil.
  7. Once brought to a boil, cover and lower heat. Set timer to 25-30 minutes Stir occasionally.
  8. Serve over angel hair pasta.
  9. Enjoy.
Most Helpful

This is one of the best marinara sauces that I have ever eaten - absolutely delicious. The only changes I made: the can of tomatoes I had in the pantry had sweet onions in them and the tomato paste had basil, garlic & oregano, but I still used the full amount of seasonings called for in the recipe. Also served over spaghetti noodles as I didn't have angel hair. The red wine I used is Barefoot Zinfandel. Definitely a keeper recipe for us! Made for Spring 2012 Pick A Chef.

LainieBug April 09, 2012

This was delicious, and it was so quickly prepared which is what I enjoyed---no all-day simmering! I thought the amount of the spices used was right on target, and I don't think I would adjust those the next time I make this sauce. Like LainieBug, I served this over spaghetti noodles since I didn't have any angel hair pasta on hand. But otherwise, I stuck to the recipe as written, using my favorite merlot red wine. It was enjoyed by everyone. Thank you for sharing your recipe, Garlicious! Made for Spring 2012 Pick-A-Chef.

NorthwestGal April 18, 2012