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Easy Marinara Sauce is a delicious recipe perfect for topping pasta, spaghetti squash, pizza and more. Made from fresh roasted tomatoes, garlic, onions and a special blend of seasonings. It’s super simple and incredibly delicious!
Spaghetti is on the menu at least once or twice a week at our house, either for lunch or supper. When it’s made with homemade marinara sauce, there’s never one bite left. Paired with a nice green salad and my easy garlic bread, this easy weeknight dinner is a snap.
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How to Make Easy Marinara Sauce:
- Sauté diced onions and fresh minced garlic in olive oil until they just start to brown.
- Mix with roasted tomato sauce.
- Sprinkle in our Best Dry Rub (brown sugar, garlic, smoked paprika, kosher salt, black pepper, dry mustard and red pepper flakes).
- Simmer over low heat for 15-20 minutes, stirring occasionally.
- We served our marinara sauce up over some grilled spaghetti squash.
- Add some fresh grated Parmesan and fresh parsley before serving.
This easy Marinara is also great served with your favorite cooked pasta or use it to make an amazing homemade pizza!
Can you use canned tomatoes?
Roasted tomato sauce is one of my favorite ways to enjoy our garden fresh tomatoes and it makes an amazing base for this easy marinara sauce. If you do not have fresh tomatoes, start with canned fire roasted tomatoes that have been processed in a food processor until smooth.
How to Store Marinara Sauce:
Marinara sauce can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 4 days.
Can You Freeze Marinara Sauce?
Marinara sauce can be frozen for up to a year if you are using vacuum sealed bags.
I would encourage you to make a whole batch of the Best Dry Rub, it adds the best flavor to this sauce. We seriously put it on everything from grilled meat, to popcorn to mac and cheese. You will want to keep it on hand all the time.
I hope you give it a try soon, especially if you have fresh tomatoes!
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- Add olive oil to a large skillet and place over medium heat. Add onions and garlic, cook stirring often until onions just start to brown.
- Stir in tomato sauce.
- Whisk in Best Dry Rub.
- Lower heat to simmer and cook for 20 minutes.
- Serve over pasta or spaghetti squash and top with Parmesan and parsley.
If you don't have roasted tomato sauce, substitute canned fire roasted tomatoes that have been blended smooth in a food processor.
Store leftover sauce in an airtight container in refrigerator for up to 4 days.
Freeze sauce in vacuum sealed bags for up to 1 year.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 199Total Fat: 8gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 6gCholesterol: 1mgSodium: 213mgCarbohydrates: 30gFiber: 5gSugar: 8gProtein: 5g
Nutritional calculations are estimated and may not be accurate.