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Easy Marinara Sauce

My easy marinara sauce is incredibly flavorful, simple to make, and ready for any Italian dish! 
Prep Time5 mins
Active Time30 mins
Total Time35 mins
Course: Entrée, Side
Cuisine: Gluten Free, Nut Free, Vegan
Yield: 4 servings
Author: The Local Sprout


  • 1 Tbsp avocado oil or sub coconut oil
  • 3 large cloves garlic minced
  • 1 28- ounce can crushed tomatoes
  • 1/2 Tbsp. dried oregano
  • 1/2 Tbsp dried basil
  • 1 tsp coconut sugar
  • 1/4 tsp red pepper flake s
  • 1 tsp sea salt
  • pinch black pepper


  • Heat oil in a medium-sized pot over medium heat. Once hot, add the garlic and sauté for 1-2 minutes or until light golden.
  • Dump in the tomatoes, oregano, basil, sugar, red pepper flakes, salt, and pepper.
  • Bring to a low simmer and cook for 25 minutes, stirring mixture occasionally.
  • Taste the sauce and seasonings if needed.
  • Remove pot from heat and serve warm with your favorite pasta and Italian-inspired dishes.
  • Leftovers will keep refrigerated in airtight container for up to 5 days, or frozen for a month.


Nutrition information is a rough estimate of 1/4 of the entire recipe.


Serving: 1g | Calories: 93kcal | Carbohydrates: 18.3g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 0.5g | Saturated Fat: 0.1g | Sodium: 850mg | Fiber: 6.8g | Sugar: 12.2g