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Easy Marinara Sauce

Easy marinara sauce is a tomato sauce that is simple and perfect for all of your pasta recipes. This marina sauce is easy, quick to make, and is loaded with flavors.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time35 mins
Course: dinner, lunch, Main Course
Cuisine: American, Italian
Keyword: easy spaghetti sauce from scratch, homemade sauce, marinara sauce, quick marinara sauce
Servings: 2 jars
Author: Bunmi
Cost: $8


  • 28 oz whole peeled San Marzano tomatoes canned
  • 2 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon sugar
  • 1 cup diced yellow onions
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1 cup water optional
  • 2 tablespoon Olive oil
  • 1 Tablespoon Tomato paste optional


  • Put a saucepan over medium heat, add olive oil, minced garlic, onions, and sautee
    olive oil, garlic and onions being sautéed in a saucepan
  • Add the crushed whole tomatoes, tomato paste, Italian seasoning, sugar, salt, and water(optional).
    garlic, onions, olive oil, tomato paste, crushed tomatoes and herbs
  • Cover and simmer for 30 minutes.
    marinara sauce


Add crushed pepper flakes to make it spicy or for an extra kick.
Adjust the Italian seasoning to increase or reduce the flavor.
If desired, add meatballs and simmer for another 10 minutes.