The beauty of this sauce is in its simplicity. Find the best quality ingredients you can find and this marinara will be the star of any dish.



Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • 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.


Reviews (6)

83 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 12
  • 4 star values: 17
  • 3 star values: 37
  • 2 star values: 15
  • 1 star values: 2
Rating: 5 stars
I love this recipe and have used it many times. Sometimes I tweak it by adding some basil or--stead of pasta water--I add a little red wine. Absolutely delicious! I have also sautéed a little small-diced onion until translucent before adding the garlic for 30 seconds.
Rating: Unrated
Great easy sauce. I had to add some fresh basil though, I just can't eat sauce without it!
Rating: Unrated
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.
Rating: Unrated
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!
Rating: Unrated
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.
Rating: Unrated
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.