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Marinara Sauce Recipe

Marinara Sauce Recipe
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This simple tomato sauce is so versatile! Use it on pasta, with eggplant parmesan or any other recipe that calls for red sauce.

Cook: 1 hr 35 mins
Total: 1 hr 35 mins


  • 3 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 small sweet yellow onion, diced
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 tbsp sugar
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1/4 cup fresh chopped basil or 1 tsp. dried, a viable alternative is 1 tsp. dried chopped basil
  • 1 32 oz. can of tomato puree , you may also use fresh tomatoes
  • 1 32 oz. can of crushed plum tomatoes , you may also use fresh tomatoes


  1. Sauté the onions and garlic in an oiled pan for 5 minutes.

  2. Afterward, add the basil, puree, tomatoes, and sugar.

  3. Next, season the mixture with salt and pepper. 

  4. Lastly, simmer the sauce for 1 1/2 hours uncovered. Afterward, serve it with your favorite pasta. Enjoy!


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