What a day it has been! We went up to Vermont and went snow shoeing and I don’t know about any of you, but a pasta dish sounds amazing after trekking in the snow. My husband and I love simple marinara sauce and homemade pasta meals (especially after steak last night). It really has gotten to the point that we can make this dish with our eyes closed and it never disappoints! Enjoy the simple pasta marinara recipe!



  • 1 28-ounce can whole San Marzano tomatoes
  • ¼ cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • 7 garlic cloves, peeled and slivered
  • Pinch crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 large fresh basil sprig
  • 2 TBS butter

Pasta Dough

  • 3 large eggs, beaten to blend
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil (We love Jovial)
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt

Cooking The sauce


  1. Pour tomatoes into a large bowl and crush with your hands. Pour 1 cup water into can and slosh it around to get tomato juices. Reserve.
  2. In a large skillet (do not use a deep pot) over medium heat, heat the oil. When it is hot, add garlic.
  3. As soon as garlic is sizzling (do not let it brown), add the tomatoes, then the reserved tomato water. Add red pepper flakes, and salt. Stir.
  4. Place basil sprig, including stem, on the surface (like a flower). Let it wilt, then submerge in sauce. Simmer sauce until thickened and oil on surface is a deep orange, about 15 minutes. Taste sauce after 10 minutes of simmering, adding more salt if needed. Discard basil. Take off heat and set aside until ready to use.

The Dough & combining sauce

While sauce is cooking, mix eggs, flour, oil, and salt in the bowl of a stand mixer with your hands until a shaggy dough forms. Knead with dough hook until dough is smooth and elastic, about 10 minutes. Cover dough with plastic wrap and let rest at least 30 minutes.

Cut and roll using pasta maker up to the 5 setting and place on floured surface.

Bring a large saucepan of lightly salted water to a boil and cook the pasta until al dente. Drain and set aside.  Take pasta sauce and add a thin layer to the pasta pot. Add pasta and start stirring in sauce with 2 TBS of butter. Continue until all sauce has been stirred in. Let simmer for about 5 minutes and it thickens.

Take off heat and let rest for 3-5 minutes. Serve pasta and add parmesan if desired.

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