Marinara Sauce

Prep Time
8 min
Cook Time
30 min
Recipe Details
  • 28 oz canned tomatoes, whole, plum
  • 1 tsp olive oil
  • 1/4 medium uncooked onion(s), finely chopped
  • 2 clove(s) garlic clove(s), minced
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • 1/2 tsp table salt
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper, freshly ground
  • 2 Tbsp basil, chopped
  1. Pulse the tomatoes in a food processor or blender until coarsely chopped; set aside.
  2. Heat a medium soup pot or Dutch oven. Swirl in the oil, then add the onion. Sauté until translucent, about 3 minutes. Add the garlic, and sauté until just fragrant, 30 seconds more.
  3. Stir in the tomatoes, sugar, salt, and pepper; bring to a boil. Reduce the heat to low and simmer until thickened, at least 20 minutes and up to 1 hour. Stir in the basil during the last 5 minutes of cooking time. Yields 1/2 cup per serving.
This recipe is quick and versatile — and can be easily doubled if you’d like to keep some extra in the freezer.

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