Easy Marinara Sauce

Ingredients
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 cup onion (finely diced)
  • 1/3 cup carrot (shredded)
  • 3 garlic cloves (minced)
  • 1/4 cup fresh basil (chopped)
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • salt and pepper
  • 28 oz whole tomatoes (canned)
  • 28 oz crushed tomatoes (canned)
  • 2 tablespoons tomato paste
  • 1-2 teaspoons sugar ((optional))
  • 1/2 cup water
Directions
  1. In a large pot, heat olive oil over medium heat. Add onion, carrot and garlic. Cook until soft, about 5 minutes.
  2. Add whole tomatoes (with juice) and gently break apart with the spoon. Stir in remaining ingredients.
  3. Simmer uncovered on low heat for 20 minutes or until sauce reaches desired consistency.
  4. Serve over spaghetti or enjoy in your favorite recipes. Freeze or refrigerate to store.