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Homemade marina sauce in a skillet garnished with fresh chopped basil.

Marinara Sauce

This homemade marinara sauce is easy to make and has the most amazing flavor. Made with crushed tomatoes, onions, spices, fresh garlic and basil. This classic Italian recipe will rival your favorite Italian restaurant. It's so good that your family will never want the bottled stuff again.
4.95 from 18 votes
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 25 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Course Sauce
Cuisine Italian
Servings 6
Calories 182 kcal


  • 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • ½ cup yellow onion (diced)
  • 3 cloves garlic (finely minced)
  • 28 oz crushed tomatoes (canned)
  • ½ tsp dried oregano
  • ½ tsp sea salt
  • ½ tsp ground black pepper
  • 1 tbsp fresh basil (finely minced)
  • ½ tsp sugar
  • 1 tbsp tomato paste


  • In a large skillet, heat olive oil over medium heat. Add diced onion stirring occasionally until soft and translucent, about 5 minutes. Add minced garlic and saute 1 additional minute.
  • Next, add crushed tomatoes (with juice), oregano, salt, black pepper, fresh basil, sugar and tomato paste. Stir until ingredients are well combined. Bring to a slight boil then reduce heat to low and simmer for 20 minutes.
  • Serve sauce while still warm over your favorite pasta and top with Parmesan cheese and fresh chopped basil.


  • Nutrition estimate is for sauce only, does not include pasta.
*Nutrition Disclaimer: All information presented on this site is intended for informational purposes only. Nutrition facts are an estimate and not guaranteed to be accurate. I am not a certified nutritionist and any nutritional information shared on Modernmealmakeover.com should only be used as a general guideline.
**Sugar may not be required if the tomatoes that you purchase already has it in them.


Calories: 182kcalCarbohydrates: 22gProtein: 5gFat: 10gSaturated Fat: 1gSodium: 738mgPotassium: 814mgFiber: 5gSugar: 12.4gVitamin A: 604IUVitamin C: 27mgCalcium: 105mgIron: 4mg
Keyword Homemade Marinara Sauce, Marinara Sauce
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