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Quick Marinara Sauce Recipe

Julia | The Yummy Bowl
This is an easy and quick Marinara Sauce from scratch with rich, bright tomato flavor which will be ready in less than 30 minutes. It works best with pasta, lasagne, pizza, or simply a delicious dip. You decide!
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Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 16 mins
Total Time 21 mins
Course Sauce
Cuisine Italian
Servings 1 cup
Calories 227 kcal


  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • ½ teaspoon Italian spices
  • 1 onion medium, diced
  • 1 garlic clove minced
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • Pinch of ground black pepper
  • 2 tablespoon fresh basil chopped
  • ½ teaspoon sugar
  • 1 can of crushed tomatoes


  • In a medium pan heat up oil, add onion, and cook until translucent. (4 minutes)
  • Add garlic, cook for 1 minute and follow with tomatoes, salt, pepper, spices, sugar.
  • Take the sauce to a boil, reduce the heat and simmer for 15 minutes with the lid on.
  • Stir in fresh basil and remove from heat.
  • The sauce is ready to be served with pasta, lasagne, pizza or as a dip!


  • Store in an airtight container in the fridge for 3 days. Up to 2 months in the freezer.
  • This recipe makes about 1 ½ cup of sauce.



Calories: 227kcal
Keyword Classic marinara sauce, Italian marinara sauce recipe, Marinara sauce ingredients, Marinara sauce pasta
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