Everybody needs a good Marinara sauce recipe. This recipe for Fifteen Minute Marinara Sauce is perfect for pasta, pizza or as a dipping sauce for garlic bread. It’s so good you’ll never buy that stuff in a jar again, trust me!
I love pasta. When I say love I mean that feel it in your toes, over the moon, and slightly obsessed love. I have a complete adoration for all types of pasta dishes some of our favorites are Monterey Chicken Spaghetti, Lemon Garlic Parmesan Shrimp Pasta, and this Easy One Pot Mastaccioli.
Because I love pasta so much I knew i needed a simple marinara sauce recipe. This one I’m sharing today is easy and can be made with ingredients you probably already have in your pantry.
I mean just look at all this wonder tomato-y (yep I totally just made up that word!) goodness! I’m not kidding this stuff is absolute perfection! It’s so good you’ll never believe how fast it comes together!
To make this marinara sauce the cost about the same as a jar of name brand jarred sauce from the store. The best part? It only takes 15 minutes to make. I like to put the ingredients for the sauce together and then put on the pasta to boil. That way they are done about the same time.
How do you make marinara sauce in 15 Minutes?
You will need:
- extra virgin olive oil
- petitie diced tomatoes
- tomato paste
- Italian seasoning
- red pepper flakes (optional)
- salt and pepper
In a large skillet over medium heat warm the olive oil then add garlic and cook until fragrant about 1-2 minutes
Pour in diced tomatoes and tomato paste, Italian seasoning, Oregano and season with salt and pepper. Stir to combine.
Bring to a boil, then reduce heat to low, then reduce heat and simmer 8-10 minutes.
My Tips for this recipe:
- I used petite diced tomatoes for this recipe. If you want a less chunky version you could use crushed tomatoes or pause the tomatoes in blender or food processor first.
- You can easily exchange the garlic cloves for garlic powder in this recipe. Just swap three cloves of fresh garlic for one tablespoon garlic powder.
- Add the pepper flakes first. Cooking the flakes in the oil will infuse it with the flavor of the pepper flakes this will let the spice and flavor be more evenly disperse through the sauce.
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Happy Cooking Y’all!
Fifteen Minute Marinara Sauce
- 1 28 oz can petite diced tomatoes
- 1 6 oz can tomato paste
- 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
- 2 tablespoons fresh garlic minced or 1 tablespoon garlic powder
- 1 tablespoon Italian seasoning
- 1 teaspoon Oregano
- 1/4 teaspoon red peper flakes optional
- salt and pepper to taste
This sauce is a little chunky if you prefer a smoother sauce pout the can of diced tomatoes in the food processor or blender and pulse until desired consistency.
In a large skillet warm the EVOO over medium heat and turn until bottom of skillet is coated.
Add garlic to skillet and cook until fragrant and golden brown 1-2 minutes. (if using garlic powder skip this step)
Pour diced tomatoes, tomato paste into skillet, stir until mixed
Add Italian seasoning, thyme, red pepper flakes, salt and pepper stir until well combined
Cover skillet with lid slightly off set so steam can escape and allow to simmer for 10 minutes stirring occasionally
I updated this post with new pictures, so if you’ve come here from Pinterest don’t worry it’s still the same recipe just better photography.