Basic Marinara Sauce

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  • 2-3 Cloves Garlic
  • 1/2 or 1/4 Diced White Onion
  • 15-ounce can of crushed tomatoes
  • Olive Oil, Fresh Basil Leaves, Salt, Pepper, Oregano


In a sauce pan, pour in some olive oil, a tablespoon or more... and add the diced onions. Crush the cloves of garlic with a broad kitchen knife, or slice 2 cloves as thin as you can (some use a razor) and add them to the sauteed onions. Continue to sautee until the onions become clearer in color and slightly yellowish (do not burn!). Add the can of tomatoes, and stir every few minutes. Add in seasonings such as oregano, salt, pepper and/or some fresh basil leaves. This sauce should be ready in 20-30 minutes. This can be served with your favorite pasta, penne rigata works well also. If you made a lot of this, put it aside and see some of the other recipes where this can be used. This recipe should be able to serve at least 4.