After you see how easy it is to make a basic marinara there is no excuse to ever buy a jarred sauce again. 8 ingredients that’s it. So easy and delicious.

Basic Marinara (Tomato) Sauce

2/3 cup Olive Oil

12 Garlic Cloves

1/4 tsp Red Pepper Flakes

4 Tomato Cans- use whole tomatoes 

15 Basil Leaves

2 Tsp. Salt

1 Tsp. Pepper

1 Pecorino Romano End (Optional)

Pasta of your choice

Put the olive oil in a sauce pot with the garlic and red pepper flakes. Slowly sauté on a low flame until the garlic is fork tender.  Add the chopped basil to the oil and saute for about 2 minutes, Puree three tomato cans, and crush 1 can with your hands. Raise the heat to medium and add the tomatoes immediately.  Add salt, pepper and the Pecorino end to the sauce.  

Boil the macaroni of your choice and mix with the marinara sauce to serve.  Quick recipe note, this sauce is very freezer friendly. So if you have leftovers, save for a later date. Also, Remove the garlic before serving.

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