Pizza and Pasta Sauce Recipe
Prep Time
30 mins
Cook Time
1 hr
Total Time
1 hr 30 mins
An amazing tomato (marinara) sauce for pizza, pasta, polenta and more...
Cuisine: Italian
Author: Tony Bailey
  • 4 Tablespoons Olive Oil
  • 2 Large White Onions
  • 2 Tablespoons Crushed Garlic
  • 2 Tablespoons Sugar
  • 1 Tablespoon Fennel Seed
  • 1 Tablespoon Italian Seasoning Mix optional
  • 6 Ounce Can of Tomato Paste
  • 2 Tablespoons Fresh Basil, Divided
  • 2 28 Ounce Can Crushed Tomatoes
  • 1 28 Ounce Can Whole Peeled Tomatoes
  1. Heat the olive oil in a stockpot over medium low heat.  Add the garlic first and give it about 30 seconds alone in the oil. 

  2. Add your onion, raise to medium heat, and continue to cook for about 10 minutes

  3. Add the sugar, fennel seed and seasoning mix. Stir this in well and give it 2-3 minutes to work into the onion and garlic
  4. Carefully pour in the (undrained) whole peeled tomatoes, crushed tomatoes. Stir and then add the tomato paste and 1 tablespoon of the basil

  5. Optional: add a splash of vodka or rum

  6. Bring this to a boil and then simmer for the next 30 minutes. The longer the better. Add the remaining basil just prior to plating.