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5 Ingredient Homemade Marinara Sauce

5 Ingredient Homemade Marinara Sauce

  • Author: Terryn
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 15 minutes
  • Yield: 8 servings 1x
  • Category: Sauce
  • Cuisine: Italian


A quick and easy alternative to pre-made spaghetti or marinara sauce.



1 29-ounce jar of plain tomato sauce

2 teaspoons dry basil

2 teaspoons dry oregano

2 teaspoons dry parsley

2 teaspoons garlic powder


Add the tomato sauce followed by the dry ingredients to a small sauce pan – I typically use a 1.5 quart sauce pan. Stir until all ingredients are combined and bring the mixture to a simmer over medium heat. 

Cover and let simmer for about 10 minutes before serving, adding meat, or using in lasagna, eggplant parm, or another dish. Enjoy!


If you’re making two pizzas, or need just a little less sauce, cut the tomato sauce back to a 15-ounce can and each of the dry ingredients back to 1 teaspoon.

If you only need enough for one pizza, cut the tomato sauce back to an 8-ounce can and the dry ingredients back to 1/2 teaspoon each. 

Keywords: homemade marinara sauce