Home » Main Dishes » Easy Marinara Sauce

Easy Marinara Sauce

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!

NEW Save the Recipe

Send Me The Recipe

Enter your email below and we will send it straight to your inbox!


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. 

Platter of spaghetti squash, topped with homemade marinara sauce, parmesan and fresh parsley

PIN IT TO PINTEREST NOW!

Pan of marinara sauce with a spatula - text overlays "marinara sauce" + "made with fresh tomatoes"

 

How to Make Easy Marinara Sauce:

diced onions and garlic cooked in olive oil in a black skillet

  • Sauté diced onions and fresh minced garlic in olive oil until they just start to brown.

Pan of tomato sauce with cooked onions and a spatula

Tomato sauce in a skillet sprinkled with spices - spatula in the 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. 

platter of spaghetti squash with marinara sauce and parsley

Marinara Spaghetti Squash with parmesan and parsley

  • 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. 

Delicious Recipes with Marinara Sauce

I have made homemade marinara sauce many times with so many flavor combinations, usually adding in lots of basil and oregano but my guys never loved it. They would eat it but they didn’t love it. This one however, was lick the plate good, better than their favorite restaurant good. 

I hope you give it a try soon, especially if you have fresh tomatoes!

FOLLOW MISS IN THE KITCHEN ON SOCIAL MEDIA

FACEBOOK| PINTEREST | INSTAGRAM|TWITTERBLOGLOVIN

IF YOU LOVE THIS RECIPE AS MUCH AS I DO, PLEASE LEAVE A COMMENT AND A FIVE STAR REVIEW, AND BE SURE TO HELP ME SHARE ON PINTEREST!

Yield: 4 servings

Easy Marinara Sauce

Marinara Sauce with spaghetti squash on a platter

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!

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes

Ingredients

Instructions

  1. 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.
  2. Stir in tomato sauce.
  3. Whisk in Best Dry Rub.
  4. Lower heat to simmer and cook for 20 minutes.
  5. Serve over pasta or spaghetti squash and top with Parmesan and parsley.

Notes

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.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

4

Serving Size:

1

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.

Did you make this recipe?

Tag us on instagram @missnthekitchen

2 Comments

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *