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Quick and Easy Marinara

This easy marinara sauce is versatile and super delicious.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time35 mins
Total Time40 mins
Course: Condiment
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: Budget-Friendly, dairy-free, Diabetic-Friendly, Gluten-Free, Keto, Kid-Friendly, Low-Carb, Plant-Based, Vegetarian
Servings: 6 people
Calories: 53kcal
Author: Chef Lindsay


  • 28 ounces whole peeled plum tomatoes can, no salt added
  • 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 yellow onion small, diced
  • 2 garlic cloves minced
  • 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
  • salt and freshly cracked black pepper to taste
  • 1 tablespoon basil freshly chopped


  • Place the tomatoes, juice and all, in a food processor and pulse until well pureed. Set aside.
  • Meanwhile, in a large pan or Dutch oven, heat the oil over medium-high heat.
  • Add the onion and cook until softened, about 5 minutes. Add the garlic and cook until fragrant, about 1 minute.
  • Stir in the pureed tomatoes, balsamic vinegar, and season with salt and pepper. Bring the mixture to a simmer and lower the heat to low. Cook, stirring frequently, for 20 to 25 minutes, until the sauce is thick and the flavors have come together.
  • Stir in the chopped basil and season to taste.


Serving: 0.5cup | Calories: 53kcal | Carbohydrates: 7g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 3g | Sodium: 351mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 4g |
SmartPoints (Freestyle): 2
SmartPoints (Freestyle): 2