Quick Marinara Sauce (Whole30 Paleo) – fast, delicious, and healthier than jarred sauce. This Quick Marinara is ready in under 20 minutes!
This is my absolute favorite recipe when I’m in a time crunch for dinner or prepping ahead for the week. It’s quick, fresh tasting, so simple, and perfect with pasta and meatballs.
I love to make this sauce with a batch of these gluten free meatballs for my lunch during the week. It’s a great way to get your comfort food fix while keeping within Paleo/Whole30 guidelines! Served with a big salad and pasta for my family, it’s also a perfect weeknight meal.
Don’t get me wrong, jarred sauce can be great too, but often it contains extra added sodium and sugar. If you like to control the sugar and sodium wherever you can, as I do, try this sauce! It’s been years since I bought a jar of spaghetti sauce!
This sauce is not only simple to make, but will save on your budget too! Try stocking up on cans of crushed tomatoes when they’re on sale, and make your own Italian seasoning blend to keep on hand. This recipe can be easily doubled – freeze the extra for future meals!
Quick Marinara Sauce (Whole30 Paleo) - fast, delicious, and healthier than jarred sauce. This Quick Marinara is ready in under 20 minutes!
- 1 teaspoon olive or avocado oil
- 1 1/2 teaspoons minced garlic
- 1 28 oz. can crushed tomatoes
- 1 teaspoon homemade italian seasoning blend see below
- 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
- pinch of sugar or honey (omit for Whole30/Paleo)
Heat oil in a large pot over medium heat. Add garlic, cooking and stirring, for about 1 minute. Add crushed tomatoes, Italian seasoning, and salt.
Stir well, cover, and simmer sauce for about 15 minutes. Taste sauce and add a pinch or two of sugar as needed to cut the acidity of the tomatoes.