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Giada's Marinara Sauce

This is a simple homemade marinara sauce that is great on everything from pasta to breadsticks

Giada's Marinara Sauce


1/4 cup of olive oil
4 cloves of garlic sliced in half
1 35oz can of imported Italian tomatoes
3 basil leaves, washed, patted dry and chopped
salt & pepper to taste


Place garlic and olive oil in large sauce pan.
Turn heat to medium and cook until garlic is soft and lightly browned.
Crush the tomatoes and add with their juices.
Add basil, salt and pepper.
Bring to a boil, then lower heat to a simmer and cook until thickened approximately 20 to 25 minutes.