Easy Marinara Sauce

Carolyn Haas


I needed a small batch of marinara sauce and took a few ingredients I had on hand and adapted this from some other recipes.


★★★★★ 1 vote

5 Min
30 Min
Stove Top


  • 1/4 c
    minced red onion
  • 1-2 clove
    garlic, minced or grated
  • 1 Tbsp
    tomato paste
  • 15 oz
    pureed tomatoes
  • 1/4 tsp
    dried oregano
  • 1/8 tsp
    white pepper
  • 1/2 tsp
    kosher salt
  • 6
    basil leaves, torn
  • 1/4 tsp
    red pepper flakes (optional)

How to Make Easy Marinara Sauce


  1. Heat oil in saucepan. Add onions and when they start to soften, add garlic and tomato sauce. Stir together for a minute or two.
  2. Add tomato puree and rest of ingredients. Simmer together. Cover, lower heat and stir occasionally, until sauce is thickened.

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About Easy Marinara Sauce

Course/Dish: Other Sauces
Main Ingredient: Vegetable
Regional Style: Italian
Hashtag: #Spaghetti Sauce

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