Marinara Sauce



  1. Heat the olive oil in a large pan over medium heat. Add the garlic and onion and cook, stirring frequently, until soft and lightly golden – do not brown. Add the tomatoes and their liquid and using a wooden spoon, break the tomatoes into small pieces. Bring the mixture to a simmer, season to taste with salt and freshly ground black pepper and add the crushed red pepper. Simmer for 10 to 12 minutes, just until the sauce has thickened slightly. Remove from the heat and add the basil.