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Quick 5-Ingredient Homemade Marinara Sauce

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When you find yourself needing a super easy and quick 5-Ingredient Homemade Marinara Sauce, look no further! This delicious recipe can be thrown together in no time and it is SO good.

Homemade marinara sauce over a plate of spaghetti noodles.

Why this Recipe Works:

  • Using only 5 easy-to-find ingredients, this recipe takes an intimidating task and makes it super simple!
  • This sauce is easily adjustable flavor-wise, so you can customize it for what tastes you prefer.

What goes well with this Quick 5-Ingredient Homemade Marinara Sauce?

  • This marinara sauce is excellent over pasta, but also lovely over vegetables, grains such as rice or quinoa, or even as the base for a homemade ratatouille.
  • It also goes great with my Vegan Italian Bean “Meatballs”!

Need a great side dish? Try my:

Vegan Caesar Salad

Balsamic Glazed Brussels Sprouts

Easy Vegan Super Greens Soup

How To Make Quick 5-Ingredient Homemade Marinara Sauce:

1. Blend all 5 ingredients in a blender until you reach desired consistency. For instance, if you want a chunkier sauce, blend just for a few seconds or pulse about 5 times or so. Alternatively, blend about 20 seconds for a smoother sauce.

Before blending:
Marinara sauce ingredients in a blender

After!

Blended Marinara Sauce

2 . If you’re using your sauce right away, transfer it to a pot and warm it on the stove over medium heat. After it starts to bubble, bring the heat down to a simmer and allow it to continue to cook for at least ten minutes, stirring occasionally. The longer it simmers, the deeper the red color and the richer the flavors. Therefore, if you have 30-45 minutes to allow it to simmer than go for it.  Otherwise, that ten minutes of simmering will still produce a delicious sauce.

If you’re not using your marinara sauce right away, store it in a mason jar or other airtight container and place it in the fridge until you need it.  This sauce keeps in the fridge about two weeks.

Cooked Marinara in a Pot

 

 

Top Tips for Making Quick 5-Ingredient Homemade Marinara Sauce:

  • For an extra level of flavor, add a splash of red wine, or, a few tablespoons of grated carrots before blending.
  • You’re most welcome to use fresh garlic or onion instead of dried.  About one large garlic clove and a quarter of a chopped medium onion should do the trick.
  • Can’t find canned diced tomatoes? Canned crushed tomatoes will work, as well.
  • For a slightly sweeter sauce, add an extra tablespoon of tomato paste or ketchup. Or, a teaspoon of sugar.

Have you tried this recipe? If so, please leave a star rating and comment below. Your opinion is very helpful to both me and other readers. Thanks in advance! 

Quick 5-Ingredient Homemade Marinara Sauce

Find yourself needing a quick 5-Ingredient Homemade Marinara Sauce? This recipe can be thrown together in no time and it is SO good.
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Ingredients

  • Two -14 oz. cans diced tomatoes
  • 1 tsp. dried garlic powder
  • 2 1/2 tsp. dried onion powder
  • 3 tsp. Italian seasoning
  • 3 Tbsp. tomato paste or ketchup, if you’re in a pinch!
  • salt and pepper to taste

Instructions

  • Blend all 5 ingredients in a blender until you reach desired consistency. For instance, if you want a chunkier sauce, blend just for a few seconds or pulse about 5 times or so. Alternatively, blend about 20 seconds for a completely smooth sauce.
  • If you’re using your sauce right away, transfer it to a pot and warm it on the stove over medium heat. After it starts to bubble, bring the heat down to a simmer and allow it to continue to cook for at least ten minutes, stirring occasionally. The longer it simmers, the deeper the red color and the richer the flavors. Therefore, if you have 30-45 minutes to allow it to simmer than go for it.  Otherwise, that ten minutes of simmering will still produce a delicious sauce.
    If you're not using your marinara sauce right away, store it in a mason jar or other airtight container and place it in the fridge until you need it.  This sauce keeps about two weeks.
     

Notes

  • For an extra level of flavor, add a splash of red wine, or, a few tablespoons of grated carrots before blending.
  • You’re most welcome to use fresh garlic or onion instead of dried.  About one large garlic clove and a quarter of a chopped medium onion should do the trick.
  • Can’t find canned diced tomatoes? Canned crushed tomatoes will work, as well.
  • For a slightly sweeter sauce, add an extra tablespoon of tomato paste or ketchup. Or, a teaspoon of sugar.
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