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Easy Marinara sauce

  • Author: Nithya Narasimhan
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Total Time: 25 minutes
  • Yield: 2 1x


This Easy Marinara sauce recipe from the fresh tomatoes makes it rich, ultimately delicious , naturally bright red in colour, totally customizable. This simple sauce is so versatile and its incredibly simple to make! 


  • 6 Tomatoes
  • 3 tbs olive oil
  • 3 Tbs garlic
  • 1 tbs chilli flakes
  • 1 tsp dried basil
  • 1 tsp oregano
  • 1 tsp Italian seasoning
  • 3 Fresh Basil
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 cup water


  1. Coarsely grind tomatoes, finely chop the garlics.
  2. Heat up olive oil in sauce pan, add chopped garlic, coarsely grind tomatoes, salt and and cook for 3 to 5 mins.
  3. Add all the seasonings and herbs chili flakes, oregano, dried basil and Italian seasoning. Mix and stir well.
  4. Add 1 cup of water and cover and cook for 10 to 15 mins, Until you get the desired consistency.
  5. Easy Marinara sauce is ready!


How long homemade marinara sauce good for?

Once the sauce is made, can be refrigerated in a sealed container for 4 to 5 days.

How long can you freeze marinara sauce?

Bring the sauce to room temperature.

Pour into a freezer friendly ziplock bags or airtight container

And can be stored up to 4 to 5 months.

The marinara sauce used for:

Marinara sauce can be used and great to serve with,



On meatball


Tomato soup

Minestrone soup


Chicken parmesan

Dips & Sidedishes

  • Category: dip, sauce, Side Dish
  • Cuisine: Italian