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Onions, garlic and tomatoes cooked until the perfect consistency. Then add salt, pepper and basil. Takes about 45 minutes. The best marinara sauce you will ever make.

Tomato Pomodoro (Marinara Sauce)

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Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 45 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine Italian
Servings 8


  • 1 Blender


  • 1 Tbsp. Olive Oil
  • 1 Large Onion
  • 3 Cloves Garlic
  • 3 28 oz. Canned Tomatoes San Marzano
  • 1 tsp. Salt
  • 1/2 tsp. Pepper
  • 7 Leaves Fresh Basil


  • Chop onion and garlic.
  • Heat olive oil in a fry pan.
  • Sauté onions for 2 minutes before adding the garlic.
  • Cook the onions and garlic for another minute.
  • Add whole tomatoes.  Get everything boiling.
  • Once everything is heated through, use a wooden spoon to push open the whole tomatoes.
  • Turn heat down and simmer for 30 minutes with the lid off.
  • Add the salt and pepper.
  • Stack the basil leaves and make a chiffonade*. 
  • Add the basil and simmer for another 15 minutes.
  • Spoon the entire mixture into a blender and blend until smooth.  You can also use an emulsion blender.
  • If serving the sauce over pasta, cook it while the tomato pomodoro sauce is simmering for 30 minutes. After using the blender, the sauce is ready to serve.
Keyword Basil, Garlic, Onions, Sauce, Tomatoes
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