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Homemade Marinara Sauce

  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Total Time: 40 minutes
  • Yield: 1 quart


  • 1 small yellow onion, thinly sliced
  • 3 cloves garlic minced
  • one 28-ounce can whole San Marzano or Alto Cucina tomatoes
  • 2 sprigs fresh basil
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil


  • In a medium-size saucepan over medium heat add the olive oil and when hot add the onion. Cook the onions for 5 to 6 minutes or until translucent. Add the garlic and continue to cook, stirring for 3 minutes longer. Add the tomatoes and basil and using the back of a wooden spoon, gently crush the tomatoes.  Cook the tomatoes, stirring occasionally for 30 minutes. Season with salt and pepper.

    Remove from the heat and cool slightly. Using a hand mixer or blender puree the sauce until almost smooth.

    Sauce can be frozen or stored in the refrigerator for up to 1 week.

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