So Easy Anyone Can Do It Homemade Marinara Sauce

Marinara sauce is one of those staple items on every American’s pantry shelf.  It’s perfect to top pasta for a quick dinner in a pinch as well as for sandwiches, dipping, and pizza.  Don’t get us wrong, we buy the jarred variety quite often as well, but truth of the matter is, homemade marinara sauce is SO DARN EASY to make!  It is more flavorful and less processed than that jar of Ragu on your shelf and can be thrown together in no time at all.  Make this recipe and freeze the excess.  It will be waiting for you next time you are trying to put together a last minute meal.

-1 Tbs olive oil
-1/2 yellow onion, chopped

-1 large clove garlic, minced

-1 28 oz can of tomato puree
-1 tsp salt

-1/2 tsp black pepper
-2 Tbs chopped fresh basil
-2 Tbs chopped fresh flat leaf parsley
-1 Tbs chopped fresh oregano
-1 tsp red pepper flakes

In a large saute pan, heat olive oil over medium heat.  Add onion and garlic and cook for about 5 minutes, stirring occasionally.  Add tomato puree, salt and pepper and stir to combine.  Allow to simmer for another 10 minutes.  Finally add the herbs and red pepper, stirring well again.  Let the sauce simmer for another 15-20 minutes so flavors combine.  If you prefer your marinara chunky, you are already finished!  If you are like us and prefer it smooth, dump the entire batch of sauce into a food processor or blender and process for about a minute.  Return sauce to saute pan and keep warm until serving.

For a quick weeknight meal or satisfying weekend comfort food… homemade marinara is the way to go!
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