Quick and Easy Fresh Tomato Marinara

There’s nothing like marinara made from fresh tomatoes. If you don’t all day to make your sauce, gravy, or as my father would say, sugo, this is a perfect alternative. It’s easy, time friendly and most importantly, it’s DELICIOUS!

6 medium/large tomatoes
4 large cloves of garlic
Extra virgin olive oil
Salt & pepper
Basil (fresh or dried)
Oregano (fresh or dried)
1/2 cup vegetable broth


Coat a large frying pan with extra virgin olive oil
Chop your garlic, add to the pan and sweat over medium/low heat (you don’t want the garlic to cook too quickly and burn)
Chop your tomatoes into chunky slices and add to the pan
Sprinkle with salt & pepper (to taste), more olive oil (to coat the tomatoes), vegetable broth, capers, basil, oregano and stir (carefully)
Cook over medium heat, bringing it up to a slow boil, stirring occasionally.
When the tomatoes begin to break down start smushing them down to break apart
After about 10-15 minutes turn the heat to medium/low and cook for another 15 minutes


In about 30 minutes you have a beautiful, fresh and sumptuous sauce! It’s that easy!


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