Yield
6 servings (serving size: 1 cup sauce and 1 1/3 cups pasta)

If fresh tomatoes aren't available, you can substitute a 28-ounce can of whole tomatoes, undrained and chopped, plus a 28-ounce can of diced tomatoes, undrained, instead.Heat oil in a large saucepan over medium heat. Add garlic; cook 2 minutes, stirring frequently. Add tomato, salt, and pepper; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer 25 minutes, stirring occasionally. Stir in basil and parsley, and cook 1 minute. Serve over pasta. To balance the flavor and thicken the sauce, add 3 tablespoons of tomato paste and 1 teaspoon of sugar to the canned tomatoes.

How to Make It

Heat oil in a large saucepan over medium heat. Add garlic; cook 2 minutes, stirring frequently. Add tomato, salt, and pepper; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer 25 minutes, stirring occasionally. Stir in basil and parsley, and cook 1 minute. Serve over pasta.

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Ratings & Reviews

stellacorona's Review

stellacorona
April 15, 2013
this is THE ONLY MARINARA i use !!!! i've made this for years, and give it out to friends, who then, want the recipe also! i use 2--28oz cans crushed tomatoes (add sugar as tip says), 3T paste, more garlic, and no parsley. it makes 2 good sized jars and keeps for months in the refrigerator. if i run out, and use a store brand, my fam will say "this isn't YOUR marinara !!" sautéing the garlic for 2 min is the key. i time it. try this, you'll love it !!!! it is so good you want to drink it when it's warm !!!!

rstarrlemaitre's Review

rstarrlemaitre
October 23, 2013
Wonderfully fresh tomato flavor - I don't recommend the canned variation. I'd use just a touch less black pepper and a touch more basil.

flavourful

whiterosecute
March 20, 2016
tasty blend of tomatoes & herbs. would go well with added squid.