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This Simple Marinara uses just 5 ingredients and is ready in less than an hour. But with awesome Italian flavor. Toss with your favorite pasta or use as a pizza sauce. Recipe at KathleensCravings.com #easymarinara #easypastasauce #homemademarinara

Simple Marinara Sauce


  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 45 minutes
  • Total Time: 50 minutes
  • Yield: 2 cups 1x

Description

This Simple Marinara uses just 5 ingredients and is ready in less than an hour. But with awesome Italian flavor. Toss with your favorite pasta or use as a pizza sauce. Recipe at KathleensCravings.com


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Ingredients

  • 1 28oz can whole peeled tomatoes (I like San Marzano)
  • 1 medium sweet, Vidalia onion (peeled and cut in half)
  • 3 cloves garlic (peeled and left whole)
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons dried oregano
  • pinch red pepper flakes (optional, for spice)
  • salt (to taste)

Instructions

  1. In a medium pot, combine the tomatoes (with juices), onion halves, garlic cloves, olive oil, oregano, and pepper flakes (if using).
  2. Bring the sauce to a simmer over medium-high heat. Lower heat to keep the sauce at a slow simmer for 45 minutes. Stir occasionally, and use a wooden or silicone spoon to crush the tomatoes against the side of the pot.
  3. Remove from heat. Remove onion halves and discard. Crush the garlic cloves against the side of the pot with your spoon. Also crush any small onion pieces that remain. If you want a smooth sauce, you can use a blender or immersion blender at this time.
  4. Taste the sauce and add salt as needed and desired. Serve as desired and enjoy!

Notes

This sauce keeps covered in the refrigerator for 4 days. Or it can be frozen for up to 6 months.

  • Category: Main Dish
  • Cuisine: Italian
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