This easy four-ingredient 10-Minute Homemade Marinara Sauce is the answer to all of your pizza, pasta and garlic bread dipping sauce dilemmas.
4.93 from 14 votes
Prep Time 0mins
Cook Time 10mins
Total Time 10mins
Servings 31/2 cups
2garlic cloves, minced
1(28-oz.) can crushed tomatoes
1/8teaspoonfresh black pepper
1/4teaspooncrushed red pepper flakes (optional)
Heat a medium saucepan over medium-low heat. Add the olive oil to the pan, allowing it to warm for 1 minute, then add the garlic and sauté it for 2 minutes, stirring constantly, until it's golden brown and fragrant.
Add the crushed tomatoes, salt, pepper, sugar and crushed red pepper flakes (optional), stirring to combine. Simmer the sauce for 7 minutes, stirring occasionally, then season it with additional salt, pepper or sugar, to taste.
The strongest flavor of the marinara sauce will depend on what variety of crushed tomatoes you use. My preferred brand is San Marzano Crushed Tomatoes.
This recipe can serve as the starting point for many other sauce variations. Feel free to add fresh basil, sautéed onions and any other preferred add-ins.
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