Simple, homemade marinara sauce should truly be simple! Made with canned San Marzano tomatoes, this is a quick, 5-ingredient sauce deep with flavor that’s ready to serve in under an hour.
The BEST Homemade Marinara Sauce
Simple, homemade marinara sauce should truly be simple! Made with canned San Marzano tomatoes, this is a quick, 5-ingredient sauce deep with flavor that's ready to serve in under an hour.
- 1 28-ounce can whole peeled San Marzano tomatoes , with purée
- 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
- 4 garlic cloves , peeled and smashed
- 1 tablespoon tomato paste
- 1 teaspoon kosher salt
- 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
- 2 sprigs fresh basil or oregano
Pour the tomatoes and purée into a bowl and crush with your hands or the the back of a spoon, then set aside.
In a large cold skillet, add the extra-virgin olive oil and garlic cloves, and bring to medium heat. As the garlic begins to sizzle, stir occasionally, and cook until fragrant and golden, about 5 minutes. Monitor the heat so the garlic doesn't cook too quickly or burn.
Very carefully stir the tomato paste into the garlic and oil—take care so the oil doesn't splatter and burn you as the paste is added—and cook for 1-2 minutes. Carefully spoon the tomatoes into the pan with the oil and paste and season with salt and pepper. Add the basil sprigs and bring to a boil. Reduce to a bubbling simmer over low heat, stirring occasionally, for 30 minutes. Stir to mix the oil that rises to the top, then discard the basil sprigs and garlic. Serve over pasta, chicken, or refrigerate for up to 5 days.
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