Quick and Easy Spaghetti/Marinara Sauce

Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 5 mins

This is my adaptation of a marinara recipe i found.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Combine ingredients in a medium mixing bowl and mix well.
  2. Use in any recipe calling for spaghetti type sauce. If not using immediately the sauce can be heated to cook in the flavors of seasonings. Heat in a sauce pan medium-low allow just to bubble. Cool and store.
Most Helpful

I had a nearly full can of tomato paste left from another recipe and was in need of a way to use it, plus needed a tomato sauce for some meatballs so this recipe killed two birds with one stone :) I was short 1 Tbsp tomato paste but otherwise made to the recipe except I used brown sugar and also thyme instead of rosemary. Also (accidentally!) used garlic powder not fresh minced (and only 1/2 tsp). Heated up for 10-12 min or so before adding the baked Parmesan Meatballs, then served on rolls with cheese. Thanks for sharing!

flower7 April 21, 2012

Made this to stock up the freezer with single servings. I did sample it over cooked spaghetti and loved the taste. So easy and economical, and handy to have on hand for quick dinners. Thanks for sharing Smockmock. Made for Pick A Chef Spring 2011.

ElaineAnn March 31, 2011

Went to the cabinet tonight and found that I was out of jarred spaghetti sauce. So I opened up Recipezaar and found this recipe. I did make a few changes because of what I had available in the pantry. I started out with a pound of ground beef since I had already thawed it and added all the rest of the ingredients to it once it was browned. I didn't have tomato paste so I used 2 small cans of tomato sauce and omitted the water. I did add some extra spices to taste and I also left out the rosemary because I did not have any. My husband and kids loved it and my son asked me if I could make it like that every night. Thanks for posting this recipe, it really saved dinner tonight!

Nanita August 22, 2008