Photo: Kate Sears; Styling: Toni Brogen
Prep Time
10 Mins
Cook Time
13 Mins
Makes about 3 cups

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.


How to Make It

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.

Ratings & Reviews

Gtenhoopen's Review

December 18, 2011
A great recipe to go with Spaghetti & Meatballs. It developed several layers of flavor over the 1 1/2 hours that I let it simmer. Delicious!

IyaboA's Review

February 08, 2013
Great sauce. It was good with kid-tastic pizzadillas which is a recipe on this site. Instead of crushed tomatoes and fresh basil, I used diced tomatoes and dried basil and it was very good.