Simple and Easy Marinara Sauce
- 2 tablespoons oil, canola, vegetable, or olive
- 1/2 onion, diced
- 3-6 garlic cloves, crushed, roughly chopped
- 29 ounce can tomato puree
- 29 ounce can crushed tomato
- 1 large or 2 small cans tomato paste
- 1 tablespoon Italian seasoning
- sugar, a good pinch
- salt and pepper, to taste
- Put oil in the bottom of a large pot and warm over medium heat.
- Peel and dice the onion. When oil is hot, add onion to pot and soften.
- While onion softening, start peeling the garlic. Smash and roughly chop garlic cloves.
- Once onion is softened, add garlic. Watch carefully for the garlic to just slightly change in color. about a minute or two. Take of the heat when done.
- Open tomato puree, crushed tomato, and paste. Add to the pot.
- Fill both of the empty 29 ounce cans with water and pour into the pan with tomato, garlic, and onion. Stir.
- Return pot to the heat.
- Add sugar, Italian Season, salt, and pepper and stir.
- Bring to a boil over medium-high heat.
- Once boiling, reduce heat to medium-low and let simmer about 1 1/2 hours, uncovered and stirring occasionally.
- You can adjust the garlic, onion, or seasonings based on your preferences.
- This freezes well and makes for a great alternative to store bought tomato sauce.
- Although you simmer this uncovered, a splatter guard is strongly suggested.