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Overhead view of Quick Homemade Marinara Sauce in a jar with a plate of pasta in the background
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Quick Homemade Marinara Sauce

This Quick Homemade Marinara Sauce recipe is made with simple, classic ingredients and is delightfully easy to prepare.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Sauce
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: Homemade Marinara Sauce, Marinara Sauce
Servings: 6 servings; Makes about 3 ½ cups
Calories: 94kcal



  • In a medium saucepan, heat the oil over medium heat. Add onion and cook for about 5 minutes until softened. Add garlic and cook for 1 minute until fragrant.
  • Stir in the crushed tomatoes, basil, salt, sugar, oregano, crushed red pepper flakes and black pepper.
  • Reduce heat to low and simmer, stirring occasionally, for 8 - 10 minutes until slightly reduced and thickened. Season with additional salt, pepper or sugar to taste if needed.


Calories: 94kcal | Carbohydrates: 12g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 5g | Sodium: 370mg | Potassium: 414mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 310IU | Vitamin C: 13.9mg | Calcium: 53mg | Iron: 1.9mg