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Simple Marinara

Servings: 8


  • 2-3 tsp olive oil
  • 1 small onion diced
  • 1/4 tsp of dried oregano
  • Pinch of crushed red pepper flakes more if you want it spicy
  • 3 cloves of garlic minced
  • 1 15 oz can of tomato sauce
  • 1 28 oz can of whole tomatoes (blended)
  • Sea salt and freshly cracked pepper to taste
  • Pinch of sugar if desired
  • 2 tbsp fresh basil chopped


  • Heat the olive oil in a small Dutch oven over medium heat. Add the onion, oregano, and crushed red pepper flakes. Cook, stirring often, for 5 minutes, or until the onion is soft. Add the minced garlic and cook, stirring constantly, for 1 minute. Add the tomato sauce. Using an immersion blender (or blender), blend the canned whole tomatoes. Pour them into the Dutch oven and stir until well combined. Cover with a lid and let simmer for 30 minutes or up to 2 hours. Taste and season with sea salt, freshly cracked pepper, and a touch of sugar (if desired). Add the chopped basil and ladle over prepared pasta. Enjoy.