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Dave’s Marinara Recipe-18256

Photo by: Joseph DeLeo
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Often, the simpler the recipe, the better it tastes. My marinara sauce, with only six ingredients, is so very perfect in its minimalism. This juicy sauce is the best thing to eat with a big bowl of freshly cooked spaghetti. Plus, dinner will be on the table in less than half an hour. What could be better?

Yield: Makes about 1 quart


  • ¼ cup olive oil
  • 4 large garlic cloves, very finely chopped
  • One 26-ounce can crushed tomatoes
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • ¼ teaspoon salt


Heat the olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add the garlic and cook just until fragrant, no longer than a minute. Add the tomatoes, 1 cup water, oregano, sugar, and salt. Bring the mixture to a simmer, reduce the heat to medium, and simmer for 15 minutes longer.

© 2010 Dave Lieberman and Anahad O?Connor

Note from Cookstr's Editors

Nutritional information is based on 8 servings.


Nutritional Information

Nutrients per serving (% daily value)

93kcal (5%)
193mg (8%)
7g (11%)
1g (5%)
0mg (0%)
32mcg RAE (1%)
9mg (15%)
36mg (4%)
1mg (7%)

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