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Homemade Marinara Sauce Recipe

One Pot Marinara Sauce

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Quick, easy marinara sauce recipe, homemade with simple ingredients in one pot over stovetop in 30 minutes. Loaded with tomatoes, Italian seasoning, garlic!
Course Main Course
Cuisine Italian
Keyword homemade marinara sauce
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Servings 8 People
Calories 74
Author Abeer Rizvi


  • 2 tbsp Olive oil
  • 2 tbsp Butter Unsalted
  • 1 cup Onions Finely chopped
  • 4 cloves Garlic Finely minced
  • 2 cans Crushed tomatoes 28 oz. cans each
  • Salt To taste
  • Pepper To taste
  • 2 tbsp Basil Fresh, Finely chopped
  • 1 tbsp Parsley Fresh, Finely chopped
  • 1/2- 1 tsp Oregano Dried, Adjust to your taste
  • 1/8 tsp Red chili flakes Optional
  • 1-2 tsp Granulated sugar
  • 1-2 Bay leaves


  • Heat oil and butter in a large nonstick pot over medium-high heat.
  • Add onions, garlic and saute until onion is partially softened and garlic is fragrant.
  • Add tomatoes, salt, pepper, basil, parsley, oregano, red chili flakes, sugar, bay leaves and mix until combined.
  • Bring to a boil.
  • Then, reduce heat to "Low" and simmer uncovered until sauce is reduced and thickened to your desired consistency. Stir often.
  • Discard bay leaves and enjoy!


  • Read all my tips above.
  • Leftovers can be stored in a sealed container in the fridge for up to 5 days and reheated in the microwave or stovetop. 


Calories: 74kcal | Carbohydrates: 11g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 8mg | Sodium: 194mg | Potassium: 341mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 450IU | Vitamin C: 12mg | Calcium: 47mg | Iron: 2mg