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Stacey’s Basic Marinara

Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time45 mins
Total Time1 hr


  • 1/4 cup vegetable or olive oil
  • 1 onion, finely chopped
  • 6 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 (28-ounce) can of crushed tomatoes
  • 1 (28-ounce) can diced tomatoes
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper


  • Heat oil in large dutch oven over medium heat. Add onions. Saute until they start to brown.
  • Add minced garlic. Heat until fragrant.
  • Add both cans of tomatoes (with juice) and salt and pepper. Reduce heat and cook on low for 30 to 45 minutes. (I like a fresh, more astringent flavor in my sauce, so I cook it for the least amount of time. If you're looking for a deep, robust flavor cook it longer.)