Spaghetti with Marinara Sauce

This basic tomato sauce cooks quickly and is used widely in Italian cuisine. Simply toss with your favorite pasta noodle for an easy and delicious dinner option.
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Time 1 hr 20 mins
Servings 4
Difficulty Easy

UNITS

SCALE

INGREDIENTS

MARINARA SAUCE

  • 6 tbsp Olive oil , extra virgin
  • 4 cloves Garlic , minced
  • 2 medium Yellow onion , chopped
  • 1 28 oz can Tomato , whole, canned, in juice 
  • 1 tsp Salt

SPAGHETTI

  • For pasta water Salt
  • 1 lb Spaghetti noodles

GARNISH

  • For garnish Parmigiano-Reggiano, grated

METHOD

  • In a large saucepan, heat olive oil over medium heat. Add garlic and onions, stirring, until softened, about 6 to 8 minutes.
  • Add tomatoes, including juice, and salt. Simmer gently, uncovered, stirring and mashing tomatoes with a fork occasionally, until sauce is thickened and reduced about 1 hour. 
  • Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Add spaghetti and cook until just before al dente. Drain and add pasta to large saucepan. Toss to coat. Garnish with cheese. 

NOTES

  • Sugar will help round out the flavor if your sauce is too acidic (add about 1 tsp)
  • Sauce can be frozen in an airtight container 3 months
  • Alternatively, you can use linguine or bucatini pasta noodles