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10-Minute Marinara Sauce

10-Minute Marinara Sauce

  • Author: Stephanie Kay
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 15 minutes
  • Yield: 4 servings 1x
  • Category: Sauce
  • Method: Stovetop
  • Cuisine: Italian


If you’ve got a little extra time, you can stew the marinara sauce a little longer for a deeper flavour, but regardless this recipe packs a healthy Italian punch.


  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 small yellow onion, diced
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1/2 teaspoon crushed chillies (optional)
  • 1 28 oz can crushed tomatoes
  • 1/4 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon black pepper


  1. Heat oil in a saucepan on medium heat. Add diced onion and cook on a low heat for 3-5 minutes until onions are translucent.
  2. Add minced garlic and heat for 1 minute ensuring it does not burn. Add dried oregano, dried basil and crushed chillies and allow to heat for about 30 seconds until fragrant.
  3. Add can of crushed tomatoes to the saucepan and stir to combine. (You could use diced tomatoes, but you might want to puree the sauce at the end because it will provide a more watery texture.)
  4. Simmer on a low heat for 10 minutes and season with salt and pepper to taste.
  5. Enjoy!


  • Serving Size: 1 serving
  • Calories: 105 calories
  • Sugar: 10 grams
  • Fat: 4 grams
  • Carbohydrates: 17 grams
  • Fiber: 4 grams
  • Protein: 4 grams

Keywords: garlic, oregano, basil, olive oil, easy, simple

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