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homemade marinara

Marinara Sauce Recipe

This homemade Marinara Sauce Recipe is bursting with flavor. It is the perfect pasta sauce to make at home. Quick and easy pasta sauce recipe bursting with amazing tomato flavor.
Course Dinner
Cuisine American
Keyword marinara sauce, pasta sauce
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 5
Calories 146kcal
Author Lauren



  • Clean and wash the carrot and grate and set aside.
  • Peel and dice the onion, mince the garlic cloves and chop the fresh oregano.
  • Pour the cans of peeled whole tomatoes with the juice in to a large bowl and use a potato masher and crush the tomatoes.
  • In a saucepan, heat the olive oil over medium heat.
    Add the onion and garlic, and cook until soft and light golden brown about 8 to 10 minutes.
  • Add the oregano and carrot, and cook 5 minutes more, until the carrot is soft.
  • Add the tomatoes and juice and bring to a boil, stirring often, Add the salt to taste once the sauce starts bubbling with small bubbles. Continue boiling for 5 minutes.
  • Top the pasta with the sauce and garnish with the basil leaves and cheese.



Calories: 146kcal | Carbohydrates: 12g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 241mg | Potassium: 408mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 1260IU | Vitamin C: 18.1mg | Calcium: 110mg | Iron: 2.8mg