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A Weeknight Dinner with Weekend Taste
If you always save making a pot of homemade marinara for Sundays, here's a back-pocket version you can put into the workweek rotation. As this recipe explains, there are a couple of tricks to getting the best flavor: Use a wooden spoon to press down the garlic while it's warming in the olive oil to help release its flavor. And don't cook the sauce too long—a half hour, 35 minutes max, should be plenty of time for the sauce to thicken to ideal pasta-coating consistency.

Get the recipe: Simple Tomato Sauce