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Homemade Marinara Sauce

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
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
  • Makes
    7 cups


  • 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


  • 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, salt, pepper and sugar; 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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  • George
    Dec 16, 2020

    To me that's totally pathetic. The "recipe" creator has done absolutely nothing with a couple of tins of tomatoes. Wow! and this appears in an emails sent to me - ridiculous!