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Marinara Sauce

Marinara sauce is one of the easiest things to make, and takes just a few minutes to put together. Toss with pasta, top a pizza…with a jar in the fridge you always have an answer to the “what’s for dinner” question.

Marinara Sauce
Author: Kate Wagner
Serves: 14 cups
I know a lot of marinara recipes call for whole tomatoes that you crush by hand. I like to skip that skip entirely, keep things simple and just buy crushed tomatoes. This recipe makes a big batch that you can store in some repurposed glass jars, remember that tomato sauce stains plastic, so stay away from tuperware for this recipe. Happy cooking!
  • 1/2 cup Olive oil
  • 12 tsp Garlic, minced
  • 2 tbsp Oregano, dried
  • 1 tsp Kosher salt
  • 4 tbsp Tomato paste
  • 4 (28 oz) Crushed tomatoes
  • 1/4 cup Sugar
  1. Heat olive oil in a large saucepan over medium heat.
  2. Add the garlic, oregano and kosher salt and cook until garlic begins to brown, 3-5 minutes.
  3. Add tomato paste and continue to cook for 3 more minutes.
  4. Add crushed tomatoes and sugar. Stir well and lower heat to simmer.
  5. Simmer for at least 30 minutes and up to 1 hour, depending on the amount of time you have.
  6. Serve immediately or store in the fridge for 1 week. You can also freeze the sauce for 1 month.


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