Tuttorosso’s Perfect Marinara Sauce & That’s SO Jenn’s Winner Announced!

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On behalf of That’s SO Jenn and Tuttorosso, we’d like to Congratulate our sauce kit WINNER, Lisa Craven of Virginia!

As promised, here are the step-by-step photos of how to prepare Tuttorosso’s perfect marinara sauce so you can follow along at home. Luckily, you can pick up everything you need at your local grocery store–stock up on extras, you’ll want to make this again!

This vibrant pasta companion offers a spot-on balance of acidity, sweetness and savoriness; exactly what you’d look for in your favorite recipe. Fresh basil on top adds brightness to each bite, although it’s lick-the-spoon kind of good even without it.

After a busy day, I welcomed the opportunity to create a restaurant worthy dish using only a few simple ingredients, in a brief amount of time. I suppose that’s what happens when cooking with quality tomatoes like Tuttorosso’s, carefully grown in Indiana, Michigan and Ohio, where the climate and soil create the ideal conditions for them to thrive. The 85-year-old brand is grown by Red Gold, a third generation family-owned and family-run company. I promise, you can taste the love.

In addition to the marinara below, you can visit their newly relaunched website (www.tuttorossotomatoes.com) for more recipes, a creative blog and stories from home cooks. Jazz up your dinners with what they refer to as “Celebrate the Sauce”–their line-up of Sunday Sauce recipes designed to inspire cooks in every kitchen. Grab your wooden spoon and let’s get started!

Ingredients:

1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil

3 garlic cloves, peeled

1 tablespoon Tuttorosso® Tomato Paste

1 (35 ounce) can Tuttorosso® Peeled Plum Italian Style Tomatoes with natural basil flavor, crushed with hands

1/4 teaspoon sugar

5 whole basil leaves

Salt and black pepper to taste

Instructions:

Heat oil in skillet.

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Add garlic and cook over medium heat until golden brown, about 5 minutes.

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Add tomato paste and cook, stirring for 1 minute.

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Add the peeled plum tomatoes with natural basil flavor.

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Sprinkle in sugar.

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Toss in basil.

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Stir to combine, then add salt and black pepper.

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Bring to a boil.

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Simmer sauce over low heat, stirring occasionally until thickened and reduced, about 30 minutes. Taste and season again with salt and black pepper if needed.

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Discard basil and garlic cloves.

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Serve over your favorite pasta. Top with fresh torn basil leaves and grated fresh Parmesan cheese.

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Eat and enjoy this perfect marinara!

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