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marinara sauce

Recipe by
Beverley Williams
San Antonio, TX

This is the sauce I serve with cheese sticks or bread as an appetizer at parties.

yield 3 cups
prep time 10 Min
cook time 20 Min
method Stove Top

Ingredients For marinara sauce

  • 2 clove
    garlic, lightly mashed
  • 1/4 c
    olive oil
  • 2 lb
    ripe plum tomatoes
  • 8-10
    fresh basil leaves, torn in pieces
  • to taste

How To Make marinara sauce

  • 1
    Peel, seed and chop the tomatoes
  • 2
    In a large skillet, over medium heat, cook the garlic until golden (about 4 minutes). Press occasionally with the back of a spoon.
  • 3
    Add the tomatoes and salt.
  • 4
    Bring to a simmer
  • 5
    Cook, stirring often, until the sauce is thick. (About 15-20 minutes.
  • 6
    Stir in the basil leaves and cook for 2 minutes more,
  • 7
    Serve over pasta or as a dipping sauce for bread or cheese sticks.