Finely chop 4 shallots, 1 carrot and 1 celery stalk. Saute in a skillet over medium heat with 2 tablespoons butter and 2 thyme sprigs, about 6 minutes. Add 1/3 cup white wine and boil until evaporated, then add 4 cups Perfect Marinara Sauce (see Cook's Note) and cook 3 minutes. Stir in 1 tablespoon butter and season with salt and pepper. Toss with pappardelle.
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Perfect Marinara Sauce: Combine 3 tablespoons olive oil, 6 thinly sliced garlic cloves and a pinch of red pepper flakes in a large skillet and cook over medium-low heat until the garlic is golden, about 6 minutes. Crush a 28-ounce can of San Marzano plum tomatoes into the skillet with your hands; rinse the can with about 1 cup water and add to the sauce. Add a handful of torn basil leaves and season with salt. Increase the heat to medium and simmer, uncovered, until thick, 20 to 25 minutes.
Recipe courtesy of Food Network Magazine