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Homemade Marinara Sauce

Total Time

Prep/Total Time: 30 min.

Makes

7 cups

This quick and easy homemade marinara sauce is my kids' favorite. It works fantastic with spaghetti, and my kids love it in meatball subs, too. —Cara Bjornlie, Detroit Lakes, Minnesota
Homemade Marinara Sauce Recipe photo by Taste of Home

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 cans (28 ounces each) Italian crushed tomatoes
  • 1 tablespoon Italian seasoning
  • 1 to 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper

Directions

  1. In a large saucepan, heat oil over medium heat. Add onion; cook and stir until softened, 3-4 minutes. Add garlic; cook 1 minute longer. Add tomatoes, Italian seasoning, sugar, salt, and pepper; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, covered, 10 minutes.

Nutrition Facts

about 3/4 cup: 91 calories, 2g fat (0 saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 489mg sodium, 12g carbohydrate (8g sugars, 3g fiber), 3g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2 vegetable, 1/2 fat.

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