Homemade marinara sauce is a breeze with this easy recipe that calls for just  basic pantry ingredients. Skip the store bought for fresh that is perfect for pasta, pizza, dipping and more.

How To Make 10 Minute Homemade Marinara Sauce

With basic pantry ingredients like canned tomatoes, garlic and spices you can make your own sauce for all your Italian dishes!.
Course Sauce
Cuisine Italian
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Servings 14
Calories 57kcal
Author Christine Mello


  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 tbsp Italian seasoning
  • 1/8 tsp red pepper flakes optional
  • 1 tsp fresh basil chopped
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp granulated sugar
  • 56 ounces crushed tomatoes 2 (28-ounce) cans
  • salt and pepper


  • Heat olive oil in a 3 quart saucepan over medium heat until shimmering.
  • Add garlic and saute for 1 - 2 minutes or until fragrant and golden.
  • Pour in the crushed tomatoes and mix with the garlic. Add sugar, Italian seasoning, pepper flakes, basil and salt. Stir to combine. Continue cooking over medium heat for 8 minutes, stirring occasionally. Remove pan from heat.
  • Stir in additional salt and pepper to taste. Use immediately, freeze or refrigerate covered up to 3 days.


For more heat, increase pepper flakes to 1/4 teaspoon.


Serving: 0.5cup | Calories: 57kcal | Carbohydrates: 9g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 2g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 233mg | Potassium: 337mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 255IU | Vitamin C: 11mg | Calcium: 45mg | Iron: 2mg