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Easy Homemade Marinara Sauce

  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Total Time: 25 minutes
  • Yield: about 2 cups 1x


a delicious and flavourful marinara sauce which comes together in below 30 minutes


  • 1 medium yellow onion
  • 2 large garlic cloves
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 500g tomato puree (2 cups)
  • 1 and 1/2 teaspoons dried oregano
  • 1 and 1/2 teaspoons dried basil
  • 1/41/2 teaspoons salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon black pepper
  • 12 teaspoons of sugar


  1. Chop the onion into fine pieces and crush the garlic cloves.
  2. In a medium sauce pan, heat the olive oil. Sauté the onions and garlic until soft for about 3-4 minutes.
  3. Add in the tomato puree and all of the spices. Cook on medium heat for 20 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  4. If using as a filling or pizza topping, let it cool slightly before adding it to your dish.


Store in an airtight container in the fridge for about 1 week, or freeze up to 6 months.

Keywords: marinara sauce, quick marinara sauce, pantry marinara sauce, pantry tomato sauce