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Marinara Sauce

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5 from 9 votes
Prep Time: 10 mins
Cook Time: 30 mins
Total Time: 40 mins
Serves 3 cups
This homemade marinara sauce is delicious and easy to make - perfect for using on pizzas, in pastas, and more!


  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • cup finely minced shallot
  • 2 large garlic cloves, finely minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 (28-ounce) can crushed tomatoes
  • 2 teaspoons balsamic vinegar
  • 1/4 teaspoon cane sugar
  • ¼ teaspoon dried oregano
  • ¼ teaspoon red pepper flakes


  • Heat the olive oil in a small pot over low heat. Add the shallot, garlic, salt, and a few grinds of black pepper and cook for 3 minutes, stirring often.
  • Add the tomatoes and their juices, balsamic vinegar, cane sugar, oregano, and red pepper flakes. Cover and simmer over low heat for 20 minutes, stirring occasionally.