This 30 minute marinara sauce makes spaghetti nights taste so much better than any of that canned stuff.
It’s full of flavor, its vibrant and its an instant crowd pleaser with the family at the dinner table
One of my favorite things to cook on a weekend is marinara sauce.
I usually make big batches so that I can separate it into containers put it in the freezer and take it out on a weeknight to have a quick and easy dinner.
But, I am THE WORST at remembering to take food out of the freezer and thawing it out!
I can’t tell you how many times I’ve had to go to the grocery store and buy food again because i forgot to take it out of the freezer the night before to thawed out.
And Growing up in an Italian family, as much as they want to take a jar of ragu and just heat it up and serve it to the kids, I can hear my mom screaming at me that I can do better than that!
So this quick and easy marinara recipe comes together in about 20 to 30 minutes -you could probably get away with this being done in about 20 minutes as well.
In about the time that it takes to get a pot boiled and your noodles cooked your marinara will be ready and it’s going to taste head and shoulders above any off-the-shelf marinara
I mean I still enjoy doing my Sunday eight hour marinara sauce but if you want to do something quick on a weekday that only takes like 20 to 30 minutes you got to go with this recipe.
You taste that fresh basil and oregano it’s vibrant it’s got so much flavor and is my go-to weeknight spaghetti sauce
Also quick note on the crushed tomatoes – I like to smooth them out before adding into my sauce since this is a quick recipe and wont break down as quickly.
30 Minute Marinara Sauce
- 28 can crushed tomatoes
- 1/2 yellow onion
- 2 cloves garlic
- 1/4 cup fresh basil chopped
- 1/2 cup fresh oregano chopped
- 4 sprigs fresh thyme
- 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
- 1 tsp kosher salt
- 1/2 tsp sugar this helps with the acidity
- Dice your yellow onions and mince garlic. Set aside. Finely chop fresh basil and oregano
- In a pan over medium heat, add olive oil, and sweat down onion garlic, and add fresh thyme; about 5 minutes. Remove sprigs of thyme if desired.
- Stir in crushed tomatoes, basil and oregano. Season with salt and sugar. Let simmer for 15-20 minutes, stirring occasionally.
- Before serving, you may want to add a little more salt to taste. Serve with your favorite pasta dish and enjoy!