Marinara Sauce

Total Time:
25 min
Prep:
10 min
Cook:
15 min

Yield:
enough sauce for 1 pound of pa

Ingredients
  • 2 1/2 pounds ripe tomatoes, peeled, seeded and chopped or 28-ounce canned plum tomatoes, with juice, chopped
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 2 cloves garlic, finely minced
  • 1/4 cup basil leaves, finely chopped
  • 1/4 cup parsley, finely chopped
  • Salt and pepper
  • VARIATIONS:
  • Add 3 tablespoons sundried tomatoes, minced
  • Stir in 1/3 cup pesto.
  • Stir in 1/2 cup pitted black kalamata olives.
  • For grilled tomato sauce, rub tomatoes with oil, then grill until charred. Puree tomatoes and add to Sauteed onions. Season with salt and pepper.
  • For roasted tomato sauce, halve tomatoes and roast, coated with oil and sprinkled with salt and pepper on a sheet pan in 375 degree oven for 45 minutes. Puree in a blender and season with fresh basil and salt and pepper.
Directions

Place all ingredients in a pot. Simmer until sauce is thickened, 10 minutes. If necessary, place sauce in a food processor and pulse until smooth.


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