Marinara Sauce

Marinara is a traditional Italian sauce, served as a topping, or used as the basis of some other recipe.

Unused sauce may be frozen for later use.

  1. In a wide-as-possible fry pan, combine and heat until sizzling but not brown:
    • ¼ cup Olive Oil
    • 7 cloves Garlic (sliced and crushed)
  2. Stir in one of:
    • 2 28oz cans San Marzano Tomatoes (crushed by hand)
    OR:
    • 1 28oz can Crushed Tomatoes
    • 1 28oz can Diced Tomatoes
  3. Rinse cans with:
    • ½ cup Water
    and add to pan.
  4. Stir in:
    • 1 pinch Crushed Red Pepper Flakes
    • 1 tsp Salt
  5. Float on surface until cooked and then stir in:
    • 1 sprig Basil
  6. Simmer and occasionally stir until sauce thickens (15–25 minutes).