Longer-Cooked, Very Garlicky Marinara Sauce

READY IN: 1hr 15mins
Recipe by ratherbeswimmin

Adapted from the sauce developed at Trio's Ravioli Shoppe in Boston. Good over any pasta.

Top Review by thericapitos

I made this gravy this weekend. This is excellent sauce if you use a heavy and not light olive oil and you are sure to reduce it to a thicker consistency or use a bit less water. I also used more basil than called for. It is NOT however a carbon copy of Trio's famous gravy.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Add olive oil to a large pot over med-high heat.
  2. Add in the garlic; stir/saute until the garlic is lightly golden.
  3. Add in the tomatoes w/ liquid--squeeze the tomatoes with your hands to break them up as you drop them into the pot.
  4. Add in the water, basil, parsley, sugar, salt, and pepper.
  5. Bring to a boil; lower heat and simmer, stirring occasionally, for 45 minutes.
  6. Serve right away or freeze for later use.

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