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Easy Tomato Sauce

There’s no need to simmer homemade marinara all day for authentic flavor. With good-quality canned tomatoes and olive oil, you’ll have pasta sauce fit for mamma in no time!

Serves 12
Ready in 30 mins
Prep time 5 mins
Cooking time 25 mins
143 calories per serving


> 1 large onion
> 1/4 cup olive oil
> 3 cloves garlic
> 3 (28 oz) cans crushed tomatoes
> 2 large sprigs fresh basil
> 3 bay leaves
> 1/4 tsp sugar
> 4 tbsp butter, cut up


Finely chop the onion. In a large saucepot, heat the oil on medium. Add onion and season with salt. Cook 6 min., until golden, stirring often.
Meanwhile, finely chop the garlic and add to pot. Cook 1 min., stirring.
Add the tomatoes, basil, bay leaves, and sugar. Heat to a simmer on high. Reduce heat to medium-low. Partially cover pot and simmer 18 min., stirring occasionally.
Remove and discard the bay leaves and basil sprigs. Stir in the butter until melted. Season with salt and pepper.

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