Awesomely Easy Marinara Sauce

Awesomely Easy Marinara Sauce created by cookykampelpaso

1 16 oz. can tomato sauce 1/2 cup chopped onions 1 tsp. minced garlic 1 tsp. dried basil 1/2 tsp. dried rosemary 1/4 tsp. oregano 1 tsp. sugar 2 tbsp. olive oil

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  • Heat olive oil over medium heat in medium-sized saucepan.
  • Saute onions and garlic until brown.
  • Add tomato sauce and stir.
  • Lower heat to medium-low.
  • While stirring, add rosemary, basil and oregano.
  • Allow sauce to bubble.
  • Sprinkle with sugar and mix again.
  • Season to taste with salt and pepper.
  • Use immediately, or transfer to plastic container for storage.
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  1. Shannon D.
    After reading multiple recipes on making marinara, I wasn’t convinced this was the one..but it was!! No more jar pasta sauces in this house, and a great base to explore with. I doubled the recipe, for use with pasta and also meatballs separately. I used I can tomato sauce, and 1 can crushed tomatoes for texture..just added a few fresh basil leaves at the end as it cooled, delish! My picky granddaughter gobbled this up, and it also makes great meatball sandwiches (competition for subway) next day.
  2. ejl61107
    This was sooooo easy all I had to do was chop up the onion and garlic (if you have a slap chop, USE IT) brow that the poured the tomato sauce in and let my little brother help. He loved to stir and when we tasted it he said that is was one the best marinara sauce ever. We had ZERO leftovers. 10/10 would recommend.
  3. Divina W.
    My leftover meat sauce needed a stretch to a final night of leftover spaghetti noodles for my family of four. I doubled this recipe and combined with my favorite jar sauce, my fam didn’t even know the difference. This was so easy and delicious that I think I’m done with jar sauce for good. Will use this as a base and vary ingredients in the future with what others here have tried too. Will try diced tomatoes Italian style, crushed, whole peeled by Cento, San Marzano and Muir Glen, etc...I didn’t have dried rosemary tonight but subbing in with half dried thyme and tarragon worked just fine. Recipe is a keeper as I always have canned tomato sauce in stock. Will use for lasagna and to top chicken parm, its that good so thank you!
  4. Michele W.
    I have penne or angel hair pasta I literally only have stick of butter bread crumb flour sugar soy sauce ketchup mustard mayo ranch dressing parmesan/Romano Cheese some basic sticks, brown gravy,minced garlic, syrup,stuffing and a box of pork shake and bake desperately trying to make something for my man we're hungry lol
  5. Andrew H.
    Fast and easy! Used onion powder instead of chopping onions and added at the time of oregano.

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