Rachel's Lazy Pasta / Marinara Sauce II (Vegan)

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READY IN: 15mins
Recipe by the80srule

Never spend money on store shelf sauce again! An upgrade from Easy Marinara Dipping Sauce for the Lazy, I like to use this as my main pasta sauce as it has the consistency and taste I really like but without icky tomato chunks: it's cheap and easy to make! And being animal-product-free, also vegan. I like it way better than jarred; and it's easy to jar too and has a long fridge life. For Italian seasoning I used Italian Seasoning and there are some other good ones on here, but storebought is good too. This is perfect for all household sizes but especially singles/small households because it doesn't yield a ton. (But if you need more, it is easy to double and triple.)

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic (2 small garlic cloves, minced)
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 (8 ounce) canpre-seasoned tomato sauce (with basil, oregano, and garlic)
  • 1 (6 ounce) can tomato paste (unflavored)
  • 1 tablespoon red wine
  • 1 teaspoon italian seasoning (or a little more, depending on how much you like)


  1. In a medium saucepan, heat the oil and brown the garlic.
  2. Turn the heat off and mix in the tomato sauce and paste. Mix well with a whisk or wooden spoon.
  3. Fold in the wine.
  4. Add the seasoning-- put in about 2 tsp or more if using a can of totally plain tomato sauce. Blend well.
  5. Pour on your pasta, or put into a jar that can hold at least 14 oz.

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