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Marinara Sauce

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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