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Marinara Sauce Recipe

Lil' Luna
Ditch the store-bought stuff and make this delicious homemade marinara sauce. It's super simple to make and tastes amazing on pastas and pizzas, or as a dip!
5 from 11 votes
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 25 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Course Appetizer, Main Course
Cuisine Italian
Servings 12
Calories 64 kcal


  • 3 tbsp olive oil
  • 3 cloves garlic minced
  • 2- 28 oz crushed tomatoes canned
  • 1/4 c fresh basil chopped
  • 1/2 tsp dried oregano
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 2 tbsp onion powder
  • 2 tbsp tomato paste
  • 2 tsp sugar
  • 1/2 c water


  • Use a large cooking pot add the olive oil and heat over medium heat. Add the garlic and cook saute until fragrant.
  • Add both cans of tomatoes, including the juice. Use a spoon to break up the tomatoes as they cook.
  • Mix in the remaining ingredients. Keep the lid off, turn the heat to low, and simmer for 20 minutes.
  • Once you have reached the desired consistency serve hot sauce over pasta or with your recipe of choice.
  • Sauce can be stores in the fridge or freezer.


Calories: 64kcalCarbohydrates: 8gProtein: 1gFat: 4gSaturated Fat: 1gSodium: 116mgPotassium: 249mgFiber: 2gSugar: 4gVitamin A: 219IUVitamin C: 8mgCalcium: 33mgIron: 1mg
Keyword Marinara Sauce
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