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Marinara Sauce

Authentic Marinara Sauce

The secret to the best Marinara Sauce: do less! Marinara is the easiest, and most of simple sauces made with just a few ingredients.
Prep Time 3 mins
Cook Time 22 mins
Total Time 25 mins
Course Sauces
Cuisine Italian
Servings 6


  • 3 Tablespoons olive oil
  • 2-3 Cloves garlic peeled
  • 1 28 Ounce Can whole peeled tomatoes in puree crushed by hand
  • 1-2 Fresh Basil sprigs
  • ΒΌ Teaspoon kosher salt plus more to taste


  • In a large skillet, heat the olive oil over medium. Add the whole garlic cloves and fry until golden; 1-2 minutes. Add the crushed tomatoes along with the tomato puree. Add the salt and stir in the basil sprigs. Lower the heat and let the sauce simmer, stirring occasionally, until thickened; about 20 minutes. Taste and add more salt as needed. Discard the basil and garlic cloves just before serving.
  • Enjoy!
Keyword marinara sauce, pasta sauce, Spicy tomato sauce