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Super Simple Marinara Sauce

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  • Author: Gigi & Sersie
  • Total Time: 50 minutes
  • Yield: 6 1x
  • Diet: Vegan


This super simple marinara sauce can be used as a base for Veggie Pizza, or the main sauce for a Simple Pasta Marinara, Spaghetti Ragu with Meatballs, Stuffed Peppers, or whatever else you may use a marinara sauce for. #oilfree #glutenfree #healthyveganrecipes #danielfastrecipes


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  • 1 cup diced onion
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 Tbsp Italian seasoning
  • 1/2 tsp crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1-28 oz. can crushed tomatoes
  • 1-28 oz. can diced tomatoes (fire roasted or regular)
  • 1 Tbsp Simple Homemade Date Syrup
  • Salt and pepper to taste


Preheat a large pot over medium heat. Dry sauté diced onion for 4 to 5 minutes.

Add minced garlic, Italian seasoning, and crushed red pepper. Stir to incorporate, and cook for 1 to 2 minutes.

Stir in both of the canned tomatoes. Increase the heat to medium-high to bring the sauce to a gentle boil. Then reduce heat to low and let simmer uncovered for 30 to 40 minutes.

Stir in Simple Homemade Date Syrup, and turn off the heat. Salt and pepper to taste. Enjoy with your favorite pasta dish or as a sauce for pizza.

This tomato sauce keeps well in a covered container in the refrigerator for up to four days or freezer for up to four months.



  1. Measuring cup
  2. Measuring spoons
  3. Can opener
  4. Cutting board
  5. Knife
  6. Large pot or sauce pan
  7. Cooking spoon
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 35 minutes
  • Category: Sauces
  • Method: Stovetop
  • Cuisine: Italian