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HOMEMADE MARINARA SAUCE (QUICK + EASY)

top down view of freshly made batch of homemade marinara sauce in a pan with wooden spoon.

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This vegan Marinara Sauce is an easy to make tomato sauce perfect for topping on your favorite pasta or using in any recipe calling for jarred pasta sauce, and takes less than 30 minutes!

Ingredients

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  • 1 tablespoon olive oil or 3 tablespoons water
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 can (28oz.) tomatoes (crushed or whole, peeled)
  • 3 tablespoons basil, chopped
  • 1 heaping teaspoon oregano
  • pinch of red pepper flakes, optional
  • salt + pepper, to taste

Instructions

In a medium pot, add oil or water, and saute garlic for 1 minute. Add the tomatoes, basil, oregano, optional red pepper flakes and salt + pepper, bring to a gentle boil, turn down heat to low and simmer 15 – 40 minutes, stirring occasionally.

Makes about 3 cups.

Serves 4 – 6

Notes

For a chunky marinara sauce, use whole peeled tomatoes, breaking them up as you cook.

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