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Quick Marinara Sauce

"Delicious quick and easy Italian East Coast Marinara sauce for your next Italian dish! Ready in 30 minutes for the whole family!"

Quick Marinara Sauce

Servings – 6 Prep Time – 10 Minutes Cook Time – 20 Minutes


  • 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil

  • 2 large cloves garlic thinly sliced

  • 1 tsp garlic Powder

  • 1 Tbsp Italian seasoning

  • 2 28- ounce cans San Marzano crushed tomatoes with their juice

  • 2 14 1/2- ounce cans San Marzano diced tomatoes with their juice

  • 1 tsp Kosher Salt

  • 1 Sprig fresh basil plus 1/2 cup loosely packed basil leaves torn into small pieces (2 Tbsp of dried can be substituted)

  • 1/2 cup Parmesan cheese fresh or grated


Heat a large, heavy pot over medium-high heat. Add the oil and heat until simmering, almost smoking.

Add the garlic and cook, stirring, until golden and fragrant, about 30 seconds. Stir in the tomatoes, salt, garlic powder, Italian seasoning and basil.

Keep cooking and stirring until the sauce comes to a boil then lower the heat and simmer, stirring occasionally, until the sauce is thickened and richly flavored, 15-20 minutes.

Adjust the seasoning with more salt, if necessary, and stir in the basil leaves.



This sauce is great for dipping, and any pasta dish that requires marinara sauce.

"Extra sauce may be refrigerated in an airtight container for up to 2 days or frozen for up to 1 month. Sterilize mason jars and can, storing in a cool dry area for fresh sauce all year long."

CWT is not a certified dietician or nutritionist. Any nutritional information shared on this site is an estimate counted through measurements and package nutritional information used in each recipe. If calorie, macro counting and other nutritional values are important to you, I recommend running the ingredients through your choice of nutritional calculator you prefer. Calories can vary depending on national brands used per recipe.

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