Marinara Sauce

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Marinara Sauce

Marinara Sauce


  • 6 Tbs olive oil
  • 3 cloves of garlic chopped fine
  • 16 sprigs of fresh parsley leaves only, chopped
  • 1/2 tsp freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/2 tsp Salt
  • 4 cups two 1-lb cans plum tomatoes, drained and coarsely chopped
  • 1 Tbs dried oregano
  • 6 anchovy fillets optional; for non-vegetarian version
  • 2 Tbs tomato paste


  • Heat the olive oil in a sauce pan over moderate heat. Add the garlic and parsley and cook for about 5 minutes, stirring frequently. Do not brown. Add the tomatoes, oregano, salt, and pepper, and simmer over low heat for 30 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add the optional anchovies and tomato paste and stir well. Taste and adjust seasoning if necessary.

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