Quick Marinara Sauce

This quick marinara is my favorite go-to recipe when I need to whip up a quick sauce. You may have seen this recipe used in some of my other recipes, but I felt it deserved a post of it’s own.

This is perfect to use in baked pasta recipes, eggplant parmesan, shrimp parmigiana, french bread pizzas or when I need a quick dipping sauce for zucchini sticks, mozzarella sticks or anything you like to serve with sauce.

I’m really picky with the brand of tomatoes I use, I always get the best results with Tuttorosso (green label), but if you have a favorite brand you are loyal to, feel free to use it.

This quick marinara is my favorite go-to recipe when I need to whip up a quick sauce.
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Quick Marinara Sauce

0
Freestyle Points
53
Calories
Total Time: 30 mins
Yield: 6 servings
CUISINE: Italian
This quick marinara is my favorite go-to recipe when I need to whip up a quick sauce.

Ingredients

  • 1 tsp olive oil
  • 2 cloves garlic, smashed
  • 28 oz can crushed tomatoes, I like Tuttorosso
  • 1 small bay leaf
  • 1 tsp oregano
  • 2 tbsp chopped fresh basil
  • salt and fresh pepper to taste

Instructions

  • In a medium pot, heat olive oil over medium heat.
  • Add garlic and saute until golden, being careful not to burn.
  • Add crushed tomatoes, salt, pepper, oregano, and bay leaf. Stir and reduce heat to low.
  • Cover and let simmer about 15 - 20 minutes.
  • Remove from heat and add fresh basil.

Nutrition

Serving: 1/2 cup, Calories: 53kcal, Carbohydrates: 9.5g, Protein: 0.1g, Fat: 1g, Saturated Fat: 0.1g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 0g, Monounsaturated Fat: 0g, Trans Fat: 0g, Cholesterol: 0mg, Sodium: 282mg, Potassium: 0mg, Fiber: 0.2g, Sugar: 4.5g, Vitamin A: 0IU, Vitamin C: 0mg, Calcium: 0mg, Iron: 0mg
Freestyle Points: 0
Points +: 1