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?