Overhead view of finished 10 Minute Marinara Sauce in a skillet

10 Minute Marinara Sauce

This 10 Minute Marinara Sauce is delicious and fast. It tastes so fresh and is a healthy alternative to using a jarred sauce with questionable ingredients.
Course Sauce
Cuisine Italian
Prep Time 1 minute
Cook Time 9 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 81kcal
Author Teri
Cost $2


  • 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • cup yellow onion chopped
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • teaspoon black pepper
  • 3 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil
  • 14.5 ounces fire-roasted diced tomatoes canned
  • 8 ounces tomato sauce
  • 1 teaspoon sugar


  • Heat olive oil and sauté onions with salt and pepper until they begin to get soft. (2-3 minutes).
  • Add garlic to pan. Sauté for another minute.
  • Add basil and cook for a minute until fragrant.
  • Add fire-roasted diced tomatoes, tomato sauce and sugar. Cook for 5 minutes until heated through. Taste to see if any additional salt and pepper are needed.


Makes about 2 cups of sauce. Serving size is 1/2 cup.


Serving: 0g | Calories: 81kcal | Carbohydrates: 11g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0g | Monounsaturated Fat: 0g | Trans Fat: 0g | Cholesterol: 0mg | Sodium: 602mg | Potassium: 216mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 657IU | Vitamin C: 8mg | Calcium: 51mg | Iron: 1mg