Marinara sauce is a quick and easy red sauce with few ingredients, minimal prep and short cooking time. It’s ready, start to finish, in an hour. Before you start, put up a large pot of salted water for pasta.
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 medium onion, minced
8 cloves garlic minced
¼ teaspoon pepper flakes
1 can (28 ounces) puréed tomatoes, such as San Marzano or Red Pack
2 large sprigs fresh basil or 1 tablespoon dried basil
Heat the oil in a medium, covered saucepan over high heat.
Stir in the onion and cook until soft, about 4 minutes. If the onion starts to brown, lower the heat.
Toss in the garlic and pepper flakes; cook and stir until fragrant, about 30 seconds.
Stir in the tomatoes and basil, bring to a boil, cover and lower heat to a simmer. Cook for 30 minutes.
Recipe easily doubles and freezes well.