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Quick & Easy Marinara Sauce

dressings and sauces recipes Apr 22, 2020

With unpredictable grocery shelves right now, it's good to have a few pantry staple recipes handy. DIY marinara couldn't be easier and it's fun to make a batch (or two!) and store for the future (it freezes very well). 

We created this Quick & Easy Marinara Sauce for our Week 13 Lasagna Rolls (try us free) but it also makes a great spread for pizza and calzones or a dip for breadsticks and pizza rolls.

All you need is 5 ingredients and if you can't find canned tomatoes, roast your own in the oven until bursting and use an immersion blender to puree in Step 2. Give it a try and let us know if you have any questions. 


Bonus Recipe: Quick & Easy Marinara Sauce

 Prep time: 5 minutes | Cook time: 35 minutes

Makes 6 ½ cups



1 Tbsp olive oil

3 cloves of garlic, minced 

2 28-oz cans of crushed tomatoes

½ cup balsamic vinegar

3 Tbsp Italian seasoning



  1. In a large pot over medium-high heat, add the olive oil and garlic. Saute 3 minutes until golden brown. 
  2. Stir in the tomatoes, balsamic vinegar, and herbs. 
  3. Bring to a boil. Reduce to a simmer for 30 minutes.


Ditch the oil: Replace the olive oil with vegetable broth or water.


Spoiler Alert: Quick & Easy Marinara Sauce can be stored in an air-tight container in the refrigerator for 7-10 days or in the freezer for up to 3 months.


Batch it up! Serve Quick & Easy Marinara Sauce with your favorite pasta or Italian dishes.

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