30 Minute Easy Homemade Marinara Sauce
In a medium, heavy-bottomed saucepan, heat the olive oil over medium-high heat. Add the garlic and saute about 30 seconds
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Add the tomatoes (with their juices), basil sprig, oregano, sugar, salt, and red pepper flakes (if using).
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Bring the sauce to a simmer over medium-high heat. Then reduce the heat to medium-low, cover and continue to simmer for 20 to 30 minutes.
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Stir occasionally, using a sturdy spoon to crush the tomatoes as they cook.
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Remove and discard the basil sprig. Season with additional salt and sugar, to taste.
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If you prefer a smooth sauce, you can also purée it with an immersion blender, blender or food processor.
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