What could be easier to make than marinara sauce?! The ingredients are so simple, and it cooks up fast. The most important thing is using the best tasting tomatoes you can find.
If you’re using tomatoes in the can, make sure they’re brands like Pomi, Mutti, or Cento San Marzano. Or if you’re making your own tomato puree completely from scratch use tomato varieties like Roma, San Marzano, or Big Mama.
1 small onion, finely chopped
4 garlic cloves, finely chopped
2 Tbsp olive oil
1 ½ tsp dried oregano
1 tsp dried basil
½ tsp crushed red pepper
14 ounce can of tomato puree (OR 1 1/2 cups tomato puree)
15 ounce can of tomato sauce (OR 1 3/4 cups tomato sauce)
2 Tbsp tomato paste
½-1 tsp agave, or your favorite sweetener
Your favorite pasta!
1. Add olive oil, onions, garlic and a dash of salt to a large heavy pot or dutch oven. Saute over low heat for 3 minutes.
2. Add oregano, basil and crushed red pepper, and sauté for another 2 minutes.
3. Add the tomato puree, tomato sauce, and tomato paste. Cover with a lid, and simmer for 15 minutes over low heat.
4. Add agave, taste, and adjust seasonings, if needed. Serve over your favorite pasta.