Marinara sauce that is great on any type of pasta.

Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
cook:
20 mins
total:
35 mins
Servings:
6
Yield:
6 servings
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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • In a skillet over medium heat, saute garlic and onion in the olive oil; about 10 minutes. Break apart the whole tomatoes with your hands and add to the pan along with the crushed tomatoes, basil, sugar, salt and pepper. Cover and simmer 20 minutes, stirring occasionally.

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Nutrition Facts

156 calories; protein 3.6g 7% DV; carbohydrates 17.5g 6% DV; fat 9.6g 15% DV; cholesterol 0mg; sodium 360.4mg 14% DV. Full Nutrition
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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
11/10/2010
Great sauce! Instead of adding the whole peeled tomatoes I used a 14.5 oz. can of petite diced toamtoes and since I like thing a little thicker I added a 6 oz. can of tomato paste. I also added a couple splashes of wine 1 tsp. of oregano and 1 Tbsp. of brown sugar to cut the acidity of the tomatoes vs. white sugar. Other than those additions this was perfect over angel hair pasta! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
06/22/2005
Farily bland add extra seasoning garlic and wine. Read More
(19)
103 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 59
  • 4 star values: 33
  • 3 star values: 8
  • 2 star values: 2
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 4 stars
11/09/2010
Great sauce! Instead of adding the whole peeled tomatoes I used a 14.5 oz. can of petite diced toamtoes and since I like thing a little thicker I added a 6 oz. can of tomato paste. I also added a couple splashes of wine 1 tsp. of oregano and 1 Tbsp. of brown sugar to cut the acidity of the tomatoes vs. white sugar. Other than those additions this was perfect over angel hair pasta! Read More
(88)
Rating: 5 stars
05/28/2004
The only thing that I did different was to use Italian Seasoning in place of the basil. This just might be the best marinara sauce that I have ever eaten. It taste better than most restaurant sauces. It's not as thick as it could be though. Which was fine for me because I was using it as a dipping sauce anyway. It would be great for spaghetti (which is what it was made for). But I wouldn't try using it as a pizza sauce or anything like that unless I were to thicken it up first. Read More
(65)
Rating: 5 stars
05/14/2008
I liked this sauce a lot. I used it for manicotti. I didn't put my garlic in until after I had cooked the onion a bit because I like to cook my onion a bit more and don't like burning my garlic. I also held back the liquid from the whole tomatoes after seeing some people say the sauce was a little runny and saved it to add in later to adjust the thickness of the sauce. I ended up leaving it out and had a nice thick sauce. I also used the italian seasoning mix some parsley and a bit of crushed chiles. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/08/2003
It sounds too simple to be any good but it turned out great. You can vary the amounts of onion and garlic as well in order to fine tune it to your taste. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/29/2005
This was exactly what I was looking for. Easy sauce that tastes great! I used fresh basil because I had some and I did add some more spices but I always do... Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
06/22/2005
Farily bland add extra seasoning garlic and wine. Read More
(19)
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Rating: 5 stars
03/24/2008
nearly perfect base red sauce. i skip the sugar use a lttle extra onion garlic and sometimes add some red wine or hot peppers. this sauce is a world beater when served with some freshly grated parm reggiano over al dente linguine! Read More
(17)
Rating: 5 stars
12/11/2007
great simple sauce even better with meatballs. (even for an italian that NEVER puts onions in the sauce!) No changes. The church youth group made it as part of the italian night dinner team building event. It was a hit! Read More
(15)
Rating: 4 stars
05/18/2010
Very good sauce I did add more basil than called for as otherwise it is a bit bland. I used all fresh ingredients - fresh diced tomatoes and fresh basil along with sauteeing some mushrooms as well as I can not eat a pasta sauce without them!;) Great base to work from and you can do so much with it - thanks for the recipe! Read More
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