Marinara Sauce

Make easy Marinara sauce

Make Easy Marinara Sauce: 

There is nothing that I like better than my tomato sauce cooking for hours and filling the house with that amazing aroma.

Today is certainly a busy world, and sometimes you just don’t have the time. This simple marinara sauce recipe can be ready in 15 minutes or less.

Marinara Sauce Ingredients:

1 – 28oz. can crushed tomatoes (you can also use diced tomatoes if you prefer)
2 cloves garlic finely diced
Olive oil (enough to cover the bottom of a 10-inch fry pan)
1 tablespoon Italian seasoning
1 tablespoon parsley (dried or fresh)
¼ cup water
Fresh grated Romano cheese
Salt and Pepper

Here is how I did this:

I covered the bottom of my 10-inch fry pan with olive oil and then added the garlic. Let this just begin to sizzle, not too much because you don’t want to burn the garlic.

Next, I added the can of tomatoes, Italian seasoning, parsley, and water. I had the burner set to medium heat and stirred until seasoning mixed in well.

Italian marinara sauce recipe

I started a pot of water for our spaghetti, continuing to stir the marinara sauce. Bring the sauce to a boil for 2 minutes continue to stir, then turn your burner down to simmer.

Grate some fresh cheese on top, add some garlic powder, salt, and pepper to taste and your marinara sauce is ready to mix with your pasta or spoon it over your plate of favorite pasta.

This recipe for Italian marinara sauce is so quick and easy you'll never want to buy sauce in a jar again.
This is so easy and quick; you can have a meal on the table in less than 20 minutes with this easy marinara sauce recipe.

You might also like my Slow Cooked Homemade Pasta Sauce

As always thanks for stopping by and I hope you enjoy.


  1. Mmmmm. I haven't had lunch yet and this looks DELICIOUS! Thanks for a handy recipe for marinara sauce.

  2. Hi Pat, It's real easy to make and quick if you're in a hurry!! Thanks for stopping by and have a great week :)

  3. I love a good sauce for spaghetti. My MIL would make a sweet spaghetti sauce. To sweet for my taste. My kids started adding sugar whenever they ate spaghetti in my home. I broke that bad habit real quick. No need to sweeten a good sauce. In my opinion it ruins it.

    1. I agree Sandy a little sugar is okay, but not too much. I don't like my sauce sweet either. Thanks for stopping by.

  4. Sam, the texture on this is perfect. Kudos!

    1. Oh you give way too much credit David, It was really good and fit the bill for the day. Thanks!

  5. Looks delicious. I'll have to try it.

    1. Hi Barbara, I'm sure you're going to like it. Thanks so much for stopping by!

  6. It is definitely a busy world! This sounds like a perfect dinner for a busy night! You have to love that the sauce will be ready by the time the pasta is done!

    1. Hi Carlee, It is fast, easy and so much better then sauce in a jar. Thanks for stopping by.

  7. Oh my word the sauce spread on the spaghetti looks so magical plus the marinara sauce aroma gives such an inviting aroma i truly echo this sentiments too you can never go wrong with a marinara sauce

  8. Your quick and easy marinara sauce sounds good and so much better than the canned or jarred versions.