Perfect Marinara Sauce

prep time

10 minutes

cook time

30 minutes

servings

6
The name says it all, doesn’t it? This classic, staple marinara recipe stars just six ingredients, making it pretty much foolproof and absolutely delicious.

ingredients

1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
3 garlic cloves, peeled
(28 ounce) can Tuttorosso® Peeled Plum Italian Style Tomatoes, crushed by hand
1 tablespoon Tuttorosso® Tomato Paste
1/4 teaspoon sugar
5 whole basil leaves
Salt and black pepper to taste

instructions

  • Heat oil in skillet. Add garlic and cook over medium heat until golden brown, about 5 minutes. Add the tomato paste and cook, stirring for 1 minute.
  • Add the peeled plum tomatoes, sugar and basil. Stir to combine and then add salt and black pepper and bring to a boil.
  • Simmer sauce over low heat, stirring occasionally until thickened and reduced, about 30 minutes. Taste and season again with salt and black pepper if needed. Discard basil and garlic cloves.
  • Serve over your favorite pasta. Top with fresh torn basil leaves and grated fresh Parmesan cheese.
Other recipe options:
Puttanesca Sauce option:
Add 6 anchovy fillets and 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper with garlic, add 1/4 cup chopped kalamato olives and 2 tablespoons drained capers with the basil.

Vodka Sauce option:
Saute 2 ounces diced pancetta and 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper with the garlic; deglaze pan with 1/4 cup vodka.  Stir in 1/2 cup heavy cream after discarding the basil and garlic, simmer for 5 minutes.

nutrition

  • Calories:
    70
    |
  • Fats:
    3.0
    g
    |
  • Trans Fats:
    0
    g
    |
  • Cholesterol:
    0
    mg
    |
  • Sodium:
    390
    mg
    |
  • Carbohydrate:
    8
    g
    |
  • Fiber:
    2
    g
    |
  • Protein:
    2
    g
    |
  • Vitamin A:
    10
    %
    |
  • Vitamin C:
    20
    %
    |
  • Calcium:
    6
    %
    |
  • Iron:
    6
    %

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2 reviews

Reviews

  1. By: Daphne P.
    Date: 07/18/2016
    5.0000000000

    This was really easy to make and tasted so yummy.

  2. By: Ann P.
    Date: 11/17/2014
    5.0000000000
    I have never made a pasta sauce before from scratch, and thought I would try.  This was really easy to make and tasted so fresh!  I will make this again for sure!

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