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marinara sauce

Recipe by
Genn T
Dallas, TX

Delicious marinara sauce for all your favorite pasta dishes

yield serving(s)
prep time 20 Min
cook time 1 Hr
method Stove Top

Ingredients For marinara sauce

  • 1 lg
    onion, chopped
  • 1 Tbsp
    olive oil
  • 2 Tbsp
    butter (not margarine)
  • 1 Tbsp
    garlic, minced
  • 6 oz
    tomato paste
  • 1 1/2 Tbsp
    basil, dried (or a large handful of fresh basil)
  • 1 1/2 tsp
  • 1/4 tsp
    black pepper
  • 1 Tbsp
  • 1/4 tsp
    red pepper flakes
  • 4 - 28 oz
    canned whole tomatoes

How To Make marinara sauce

  • 1
    In a large stock pot over medium heat, add butter and olive oil. Add chopped onion (I puree my sauce at the end so I don't worry about big chunks) cook and stir til translucent
  • 2
    Add remaining ingredients (garlic, herbs and tomato) Stir together and add 1 of the 28oz cans of water to the sauce.
  • 3
    With a stick blender, blend to your desired consistency. My daughter hates chunks so mine is always well pureed. If you don't have a stick blender, you can alternately blend your sauce in a blender - carefully....
  • 4
    Bring to bubbly, slightly cover pot and simmer for at least 30 minutes. I actually simmer most of the day . When I make meatballs (recipe coming), I simmer them in the sauce all day.

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