Classic Marinara Sauce

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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 25 min
  • Active: 20 min
  • Yield: 8 cups
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Ingredients

1/3 cup olive oil

6 cloves garlic, minced 

Three 26-ounce cartons chopped tomatoes 

1 teaspoon Italian seasoning 

1 large basil sprig 

Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper 

3 tablespoons unsalted butter 

Directions

  1. Heat the olive oil in a large saucepan over medium heat. Add the garlic and cook, stirring frequently, until it just turns golden, 3 to 4 minutes. Add the tomatoes, Italian seasoning, basil, 1 teaspoon salt and a few grinds of fresh pepper. Bring to a simmer and cook, stirring occasionally, for 7 minutes. Take off the heat and stir in the butter until melted. Add salt and pepper to taste.