Easy Marinara Sauce Recipe

Easy Marinara Sauce recipe is a quick and easy recipe to make anytime. It only takes about 30 minutes to prep and cook. Make it early in the day and add the spaghetti when you are ready for dinner. Easy Marinara Sauce recipe is a meatless tomato sauce for any type of pasta shape you choose.



  1. In large saucepot heat olive oil and saute the chopped shallots until translucent (approx. 3-5 minutes), then add in red pepper flakes if using. Stir well with a wooden spoon.
  2. Add in the can of San Marzano tomatoes and using a potato masher crush the tomatoes which makes a chunky tomato sauce. If you don’t like a chunky sauce, put the canned tomatoes* in a blender first and then add to the pot. *(Using the peeled tomatoes makes the sauce lighter than if you use only tomato sauce.) Add in the 14 oz. can of tomato sauce and if you choose to use the carrot add that now as well.
  3. Cook the sauce on a low-medium heat to simmer for about 35 minutes then add ¼ cup red wine (optional) and simmer another 15 minutes. Add salt and pepper to taste.
  4. Cook spaghetti according to package directions and place in individual dishes adding sauce over the spaghetti.

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