This marinara sauce is extremely simple and very tasty. My grandson, who does not like red sauce, enjoyed it so much in a ravioli casserole I made he requested it for his birthday dinner. I seldom have both crushed and diced tomatoes on hand at the same time, so I blend whole tomatoes before adding them to the olive oil/garlic mixture and it turns out great.

Marinara Sauce

  • 3 TBS olive oil
  • 3 cloves minced or grated garlic
  • 1 28 ounce can crushed tomatoes
  • 1 14.5 ounce can diced tomatoes
  • 1 TBS dry basil
  • 1/4 tsp. sugar
  • Salt to taste
  1. Saute garlic in olive oil over medium heat, stirring often, being careful to not let it brown. Stir in the tomatoes and bring to a simmer for 20-30 minutes or until it begins to thicken slightly.
  2. Stir in basil, sugar, and season with salt.
  3. Enjoy!