Homemade Marinara Sauce

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10-Minute Homemade Marinara Sauce






















Yield: About 3 1/2 cups     Cook Time: 10 min



2 Tablespoons olive oil

2 garlic cloves, minced

1 (28-ounce) can crushed tomatoes

1/2 teaspoon kosher salt

1 teaspoon sugar

1/8 teaspoon fresh black pepper

1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes (optional)

Heat a medium saucepan over medium-low heat. Add the olive oil to the pan, allowing it to warm for 1 minute, then add the garlic and sauté it for 2 minutes, stirring constantly, until it's golden brown and fragrant.
Add the crushed tomatoes, salt, pepper, sugar and crushed red pepper flakes (optional), stirring to combine. Simmer the sauce for 7 minutes, stirring occasionally, then season it with additional salt, pepper or sugar, to taste. 

Notes: The strongest flavor of the marinara sauce will depend on what variety of crushed tomatoes you use.