Basil-Scented Marinara Sauce

Preparation info
  • Makes about

    5 cups

    of pasta)
    • Difficulty


Appears in
Welcome to Claire's: 35 Years of Recipes and Reflections from the Landmark Vegetarian Restaurant

By Claire Criscuolo

Published 2014

  • About

I enjoy a good marinara sauce more than any other, and this one is perfect for fettucine.


  • 3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 6 large cloves garlic, cut into thick slices
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Heat the oil in a large pot over medium heat. Add the garlic and onion. Cover and cook, stirring occasionally, for 7-10 minutes, or until the garlic and onion are light brown but not burned. Add the remaining ingredients and stir well to mix. Cover and bring to a medium boil (this should take about 5 minutes), stirring occasionally. Cook for about 20 minutes, or until the sauce reduces slightly