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Classic Marinara Sauce

An Olive Oil Recipe

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Prep Information

Prep Time

10 minutes

Cook Time

75 minutes


6-8 people


  • 1/4 cup Picual EVOO
  • 1 small onion (finely chopped)
  • 4 garlic cloves (thinly sliced)
  • 2 sprigs of basil
  • 2 28 oz. cans of whole peeled tomatoes
  • Kosher salt
  • Finely ground pepper


  1. Heat oil in a mid-sized pot over medium heat.
  2. Cook onion, stirring occasionally until very soft (about 8-10 min)
  3. Add garlic and cook for min stirring occasionally until soft
  4. Stir in basil.
  5. Add tomatoes by crushing with hands then season with salt and pepper and bring to a simmer.
  6. Reduce heat to a gentle simmer and stir occasionally until sauce thickens (about 1 hour) and let cool.
  7. The sauce can be made one week ahead. Cover and chill or freeze up to 3 months
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