Simple Marinara Sauce

READY IN: 1hr 11mins
Recipe by Nado2003

I got this recipe from my neighbor who spent three years studying in Italy, her boyfriend's real Italian mother made it.

Top Review by flower7

I had half a 14 oz can of diced tomatoes to use so cut this recipe down to take advantage. About half-way through the cook time I added some fresh chopped basil since my tomatoes were plain. Served over whole wheat rotini. Thanks so much for the recipe!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. I usually quadruple this recipe because the sauce keeps so well and we eat it for days.
  2. Pre-heat heavy saucepan on medium heat, add olive oil and onion, stir until onion is clear (3-4 minutes).
  3. Add content of tomato can (s) and salt, stir to blend.
  4. Bring to bubbles, reduce heat to low and simmer uncovered until onion is softened (60 minutes).
  5. While simmering, use wooden spoon, smash whole tomatoes into quarters.
  6. Serve over penne, cooked al-dente.
  7. Top with fresh shredded Parmiagian cheese (vegan, omit cheese).

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