This homemade marinara sauce offers rich and lively tomato flavor. You’ll need only five basic pantry ingredients to make this delicious marinara sauce

Marinara Sauce

This is my go-to when I want to whip up a quick marinara sauce for everything from pasta, chicken parmesan, meatballs, lasagna roll ups, and more!
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Sauces
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: Dairy Free, Gluten-Free, kid friendly, Paleo, Under 30 Minutes, Vegetarian Meals, Whole 30 Recipes
Servings: 6
Calories: 53kcal


  • 1 tsp. Olive oil
  • 2 Cloves garlic, smashed
  • 28 oz. Can crushed tomatoes
  • 1 Small bay leaf
  • 1 tsp. Oregano
  • 2 Tbsp. Chopped fresh basil
  • salt and fresh pepper to taste


  • In a medium pot, heat olive oil over medium heat.
  • Add garlic and saute until golden, being careful not to burn.
  • Add crushed tomatoes, salt, pepper, oregano, and bay leaf. Stir and reduce heat to low.
  • Cover and let simmer about 15 – 20 minutes.
  • Remove from heat and add fresh basil.


Serving: 1/2 cup

Nutrition Facts

1 servings per container

Serving Size64g

  • Amount Per ServingCalories53
  • % Daily Value *
  • Total Fat 1g 2%
    • Saturated Fat 0.1g 1%
  • Sodium 282mg 12%
  • Total Carbohydrate 9.5g 4%
    • Dietary Fiber 0.2g 1%
    • Sugars 4.5g
  • Protein 0.1g 1%

    * The % Daily Value tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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    Written by Lisa Yarde

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