Homemade Marinara Sauce

Homemade Marinara Sauce

Homemade marinara sauce has got to be one of the easiest things one could ever make! It’s something that we all love, and we all use – think about how many times you cook your favorite pasta dish a week? It’s very likely that this dish has a base of marinara sauce! I know my faaavoriteee pasta dish is a tie between baked spaghetti and baked ziti! Hmmm, I’m drooling just thinking about it & to have this homemade marinara sauce stored in the fridge at my convenience is a HUGE time saver!

And can I emphasize for a sec, the easiness of this recipe?!? It’s literally ABC 123 –  WAM BAM & you’re done! Ha! I really enjoyed those sounds in my head. It all starts with onions and garlic as any great recipe would. Some crushed tomatoes, your favorite herbs (dried or fresh!) salt & pepper of course and you’re done.

Serve this with hot garlic bread, fried mozzarella sticks, or cheesy bread and impress everyone with this simple recipe!


1 yellow onion, diced
2 cloves garlic, diced
2 tbs extra virgin olive oil
1 tbs garlic powder
1 tbs onion powder
1 tsp Italian seasoning
1 tsp dried parsley
1 tbs dried basil
1 tbs dried oregano
2-3 tbs sugar
1 tsp crushed red pepper flakes
Fresh parsley, chopped (about 2 tbs)
Salt and pepper to taste
1 ½ cans of Hunts crushed tomatoes (about 42 oz.)


  1. In a pan add in onions and olive oil. Cook over medium high heat for 9-10 minutes or until translucent and slightly browned. Add in garlic and cook for an additional 3-4 minutes.
  2. Reduce heat to medium heat and add in cans of crushed tomatoes. Mix well and let simmer for 5-6 minutes.
  3. Add in garlic powder, onion powder, dried parsley flakes, Italian seasoning, oregano, basil, and sugar. Mix well.
  4. Add in crushed red pepper flakes and season well with salt and pepper.
  5. Let simmer for 10-12 minutes.
  6. Turn off heat and add in freshly chopped parsley.
  7. Serve or store in your favorite mason jar!! (see notes)


  1. With storing this sauce, I would recommend to not store for longer than 3 days to preserve freshness.
  2. Don’t be shy with the salt or sugar! Tomatoes are high in acidity which makes them harder to season. Adjust the seasonings until your taste buds are satisfied!



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