Basic Marinara & Arrabbiata Sauce

“Basic Marinara & Arrabbiata Sauce


  • 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1/4 medium onion, diced (about 3 tablespoons)
  • 4 cloves garlic, sliced
  • 3 (28-ounce) cans whole, peeled, tomatoes, roughly chopped
  • 3 sprigs fresh thyme,
  • 1 small bunch fresh basil, leaves chopped
  • 2 teaspoons kosher salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 cup chopped parsley


  • Heat the oil in a medium saucepan over medium-high heat.
  • Sauté the onion and garlic, stirring, until lightly browned, about 5 minutes.
  • Add the tomatoes with about half of their juices (discarding the rest), the herb sprigs and basil and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer, uncovered for about 25 to 30 minutes or until thickened.
  • Remove and discard the herb sprigs. Stir in the salt and season with pepper, to taste.
  • Serve or store covered in the refrigerator for up to 3 days, or freeze for up to 2 months.#CHEFTIP:
  • For added heat, make this sauce an “arrabbiatta!” Stir in red pepper flakes or calabrian chili paste to taste.

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