68 Reviews

Fantastic, easy marinara recipe. Really. I did add 1/2 teaspoon of thyme and about 1/8 teaspoon fennel seeds and cut the oil in half to lighten the recipe. So good! Using canned crushed tomatoes instead of whole allows you to skip that step. I will add this to my classics.

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cookingkiminpdx May 19, 2009

Wow! Sooo yummy! I ended up adding a little bit of red wine. I also cut a tiny bit back on the sugar and added ketchup instead for sweetness (I know it sounds weird, but we do this in Scandinavia). This sauce was so delicious. It was also very easy to prepare. No need for can sauce anymore.

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Sniffany May 10, 2009

The sauce isn't even finished cooking down in the pan yet and it is already unbelievably good! I ended up cooking the onions and garlic down until they were quite brown and almost crispy. Being that I am avoiding sugar, I tried the sauce it without it, but could see where it would add another dimension so, I added some stevia instead. I'm guessing this will replace store bought sauce from here on out! Thanks for sharing such a simple but tasty recipe! Wow! We just scarfed down an entire batch! Our whole family loved it! I served it over some spelt pasta with some sauteed garlic, zucchini, and swiss chard, mixed with a little balsamic vinegar. It was FABULOUS. I think it was one of the best pasta dishes I've ever had. The best part was it didn't even need any cheese!

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Cookin'-4-5 March 03, 2009

This pasta sauce recipe is a new favourite in our house. The only things I do different... I add extra lean ground sirloin from time to time, substitute organic ingredients when possible, and instead of using my hands to crush the tomatoes I use my potato masher. This is a great recipe and I have received a compliment each time it is served. That's what makes it a keeper... right?

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Culinary Experience February 17, 2009

Oi Oi! Thought i'd pop in to say that the sauce was pretty darn good, didnt change a thing and so got myself a decent sauce :) Thanks, 1 step closer to no more take outs!

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Dinu September 05, 2008

Fabulous! This is going into my Best of the Best Cookbook.

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Sweet Baboo August 19, 2008

very good pasta sauce, nice base to build up on. Will definitely do this again. thanks

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shygirl August 01, 2008

This pasta sauce is wonderful! Tastes great...I love the consistency. Crushing the tomatoes by hand really makes a difference. Be sure to buy a good quality brand of tomatoes. This is a keeper!

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Doreen in CA July 30, 2008

It really is the best sauce I've made and I've made a few. What I love about this sauce is how fresh it tastes as soon as you make it. Not like a lot of recipes that say they taste better as leftovers. Also, I've had excellent results simmering for as little as 40 minutes which makes it part of making dinner instead of something you have to plan ahead. Some pasta sauce recipes say simmer for 6 to 8 hrs. HA! never again! I omit the red pepper flakes as my wife does not like them. Otherwise followed recipe to the letter. Thank you for posting my new favorite sauce. My whole family loves it!!

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Gazza June 11, 2008
Pasta Sauce #1