Basic Marinara

by on October 30, 2014
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  • 1 can whole tomatoes or pieces
    DO NOT use canned stewed or cooked tomatoes
    During the hot summer months, make SCRATCH MARINARA.
  • 1 sweet onion – grated
  • 4 cloves garlic – minced
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 4-8 basil leaves
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • For a marinara pizza sauce, add a small can of tomato paste


  1. Mix it all together
  2. Bring up to a boil
  3. Reduce heat and simmer at least 15 minutes


  • Brown ground sausage or hamburger and create a carbonara.
  • Next time you make pasta, freeze some of the pasta water to use to thin your sauce if it gets too thick.


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