Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Everyday Food :: Rustic Marinara Sauce

I love a pasta dinner with delicious noodles and a simple marinara sauce. I have a recipe that I've been using for years but decided to give the Rustic Marinara Sauce (Everyday Food, March 2009) a try. With only six ingredients, it couldn't be more simple - the perfect recipe for a speedy weeknight dinner or to deliver to a friend in need of a meal.

Rustic Marinara Sauce

In a large pot, heat 2 tablespoons olive oil, 2 minced garlic cloves, and a pinch of red-pepper flakes over medium until fragrant, 1 to 2 minutes. Add two 28-ounce cans whole tomatoes with juice, crushed; season with salt and pepper. Cook at a rapid simmer, stirring occasionally, until thickened, about 15 minutes. Makes 4 cups.

The sauce wasn't as good as my regular recipe although I think a little oregano and basil would make it delicious. I'll definitely try it again with a few changes of my own. Any other ideas for spicing up this basic sauce?


Melissa said...

Is your yummier regular marinara sauce recipe on the blog? If not, would you consider posting it?

The Food Hunter said...

That is simple and I'm sure it tastes delicious.

Jane said...

I make a similar sauce that my younger son has called "special spagetti" for years. It just uses a for more ingrediants.
olive oil, pepper flakes, a lot of black pepper, tomates (I use 1 small can tomato sauce and 1 can diced tomatoes) garlic, fresh parsley and some orgeno or thyme at this point whatever my hands find .... I wish my older son liked it.