Super Easy Marinara Sauce

OK – I know I posted an Easy Marinara Sauce recipe before, but given that it involved chopping half a dozen different veggies, I feel like I may have been exaggerating the “easy” part just a little. Don’t get me wrong – it’s super delicious and healthy, it’s just not as simple as it gets. This marinara, on the other hand – not sure how it could get easier. I guess, technically, buying a commercial brand of pasta sauce is easier, but not by much, and this is way healthier and more delicious.

Just open up a big can of crushed tomatoes and a can of diced tomatoes (technically you don’t even need the diced tomatoes, but I like a little chunkiness to my marinara sauce). Dump them in a pot. Add a few dried spices (I’m not even making you chop garlic! But if you have a hankering to chop something by all means use fresh) and you’re good to go!

I don’t even have any progress photos because there’s pretty much no progress aside from opening a can or two and twisting the lids off some spices. My one suggestion is to start this sauce when you start the water boiling for the noodles – if it gets at least a good 20-30 minutes of simmering time it’s very happy.

I know there’s a million recipes for tomato sauce on the internet, but I wanted to add my contribution – I think it’s pretty delicious! Plus, I’m going to be giving you a recipe for a crazy good Eggplant Parmesan next week and I figured it would be nice to link to a homemade marinara sauce to go with it.

Super Easy Marinara Sauce

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 20 minutes

Total Time: 25 minutes

Yield: Makes enough for one pound of pasta.

Vegan, Gluten Free, Soy Free, Low Fat, Refined Sugar Free

Ingredients:

  • 1 (28 oz.) can crushed tomatoes
  • 1 (15 oz.) can diced tomatoes
  • 1 tsp dried parsley
  • 1 tsp dried basil
  • 1 tsp dried oregano
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder (feel free to use 2-3 cloves fresh)
  • 1/2 tsp onion powder (feel free to use 1/2 a fresh onion, minced)
  • Pinch red pepper flakes (add a few pinches if you like your sauce to have a little heat)
  • Pinch black pepper, to taste

Directions:

  1. Combine all ingredients in a saucepan and heat over medium heat until boiling, then reduce heat and simmer for at least 20 minutes, up to an hour.

 

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