Marinara Sauce of Alan Leonetti (2 Servings) (((The Best)))

Recipe by Alan Leonetti
READY IN: 3hrs 15mins




  • Empty Hunts chunky crushed tomatoes and Hunts tomato paste into the pot.
  • Add the extra-virgin olive oil to the pot.
  • Slice the cloves of garlic crosswise into either halves or thirds or pieces, and dump them into the pot.
  • Dice the shallot, and dump that into the pot.
  • Add the rest of the ingredients, and stir to mix well with a large long handled wooden spoon.
  • Do not strain, as the pulp adds to make this a thick and wonderful sauce.
  • Cover and cook on medium heat, stirring every 10 minutes for about an hour or until it bubbles and is completely heated throughout.
  • Reduce heat to simmer, and continue to simmer, stirring every 10 or 15 minutes to keep from burning or sticking to the bottom of the pot for 1 or 2 hours.
  • Remove from heat and give it one last stir.
  • Serve over spaghetti, ravioli, pasta or use for chicken parmesan, veal parmesan, or anything that calls for a marinara sauce.
  • NOTE: Use only Hunts Chunky Crushed Tomatoes and Hunts Tomato Paste.