Simple Marinara Sauce

A bowl of simple marinara sauce that is gluten free.

This is my go-to marinara sauce recipe. I use it for all things Italian, and love to have it on hand to drizzle over zucchini ribbons with some Parmesan cheese and fresh herbs when I need a quick lunch or dinner. There's only a few ingredients, so it's easy to make and budget friendly. I use Pomi tomatoes, but you can also roast Roma tomatoes in the oven and then remove their skins and puree them in a food processor.

Simple Marinara Sauce


SERVES: 4 cups

Cuisine: Italian

Category: Sauces and Condiments

PREP TIME: 10 mins

COOK TIME: 40 mins TOTAL TIME: 50 mins



  1. Heat the oil in a medium sauce pan over medium high heat.
  2. Add the onions and saute until they are translucent.
  3. Remove the onions using a slotted spoon, keeping as much of the oil in the pot as possible.
  4. Add the remaining 6 ingredients and bring to boil.
  5. Reduce heat to low, and simmer for 40 minutes.
  6. Adjust seasoning if necessary.


Tip for chopping the basil: Place the leaves on top of one another, and roll them up like a cigarette. Take your knife and chop the leaves horizontally. Then chop again into finer pieces.

Keywords: egg free, gluten free, nut free, paleo, quick and easy, sauces and condiments, scd, vegetarian, Italian