Quick Marinara Sauce

Quick Marinara SauceRecipe
Photo: Kate Sears; Styling: Toni Brogen
You can whip up this five-ingredient homemade marinara sauce in about 20 minutes. Use the highest-quality canned tomatoes you can find for the best flavor.



Makes about 3 cups

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Recipe Time

Prep: 10 Minutes
Cook: 13 Minutes


1/4 cup olive oil
4 garlic cloves, minced
3 tablespoons tomato paste
1 (28-ounce) can crushed tomatoes, including liquid
3 tablespoons minced fresh basil


Heat oil in a saucepan over medium heat. Add garlic, and cook, stirring constantly, about 1 minute or until pale golden. Add tomato paste, and cook, stirring constantly, 1 minute. Add crushed tomato, and simmer 10 minutes. Stir in basil.