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Under 30 Minutes

Three-Ingredient Marinara

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  • Yield: Makes 2 cups
Three-Ingredient Marinara

Photography: Johnny Miller

Source: Everyday Food, March 2013


  • 1 can (28 ounces) whole peeled tomatoes
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • Salt and pepper


  1. In a food processor, puree tomatoes until smooth. In a straight-sided skillet, heat oil over medium. Add garlic and cook until fragrant, about 30 seconds. Add pureed tomatoes and season. Bring to a simmer and cook until thickened, about 15 minutes.

Cook's Note

Refrigerate for up to three days; freeze for up to 3 months.


Reviews (4)

  • annester 3 Feb, 2014

    I loved this marinara sauce! I put it on a pizza, and it was delicious. Like one of the other reviewers, I did not need to puree the tomatoes. I used POMI strained tomatoes.

  • NancyNell 21 Jan, 2014

    This is my nonna's recipe from Emilia Romagna. It is always the best, simpliest sauce to make where the tomato flavor stands out. She always made hers using San Marzano canned tomatoes - it really does make a difference!

  • Eliah Golan 10 Aug, 2013

    It was nice, but it lacked "tomato sauce flavor".
    If you want a quick sauce, this is the recipe for you but if you want a really really flavorfull recipe for sauce, this is not the one for you.

  • rosasdolcevita 23 May, 2013

    This was absolutely delicious! To save a bit of time and less clean up, I used pureed tomato sauce instead. I'll definitely make this again on a week night. Quick and easy to prepare.

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