Awesomely Easy Marinara Sauce

Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 0 mins

1 16 oz. can tomato sauce 1/2 cup chopped onions 1 tsp. minced garlic 1 tsp. dried basil 1/2 tsp. dried rosemary 1/4 tsp. oregano 1 tsp. sugar 2 tbsp. olive oil

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Heat olive oil over medium heat in medium-sized saucepan.
  2. Saute onions and garlic until brown.
  3. Add tomato sauce and stir.
  4. Lower heat to medium-low.
  5. While stirring, add rosemary, basil and oregano.
  6. Allow sauce to bubble.
  7. Sprinkle with sugar and mix again.
  8. Season to taste with salt and pepper.
  9. Use immediately, or transfer to plastic container for storage.


Most Helpful

Absolutely awesome! Just got through with dinner...I made canelloni and topped them with this sauce and my hubby looooooved the sauce! he says its better than the normal marinara sauce we usually buy. Only made one small change....instead of canned tomato sauce, I used 5 oven roasted tomatos (I just put 5 Roma tomatos in a cookie sheet in the oven and then pureed them). Grrrrrrreat!

Mrs. Sunshine December 14, 2008

Yum-O!! I absolutely loved this quick and easy recipe which i used as a dipping sauce for my baked panko parmesan chicken fingers. Two thumbs up!! Thanks.

hievry01 November 16, 2016

Delicious and easy to make.

DebbieAnnF January 14, 2013

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