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Scalini's Marinara Sauce

Lesson #1 in Italian Cuisine

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Difficulty: Easy
Cook Time: min

Scalini's old-fashioned Italian restaurant in Cobb County, Ga, graciously shared the recipe for their old fashioned marinara sauce with Good Morning America.


  • 2 Tablespoons garlic, chopped
  • 3 Tablespoons olive oil
  • 8 cups tomatoes (fresh or canned), chopped
  • 1 cup onions, chopped
  • 1/2 cup fresh parsley, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon oregano
  • 1 teaspoon crushed red pepper
  • 1/8 cup fresh sweet basil, chopped
  • Pinch thyme
  • Pinch rosemary
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • Cooking Directions

    Lightly sauté the onions in olive oil in large pot for a few minutes.

    Add garlic and sauté another minute. Add tomatoes and bring sauce to a boil, then turn heat low. Add remaining ingredients, stir, cover and let simmer for one hour, stirring occasionally.

    Recipe courtesy of John Bogino, Scalini's Italian Restaurant, Smyrna, Ga. (

    Recipe Summary

    Main Ingredients: tomatoes, parsley, oregano, basil

    Course: Pasta, Sauces and marinades

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