4.93 from 14 votes
Top down shot of spaghetti and Marinara
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
14 mins
Total Time
19 mins

A really good homemade marinara is something that everyone should know how to cook. A few simple ingredients come together to make an Italian staple and this is our easy recipe that you will end up making over and over again.

Course: Sauce/Spread
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: italian, marinara, sauce
Servings: 4
Calories: 101 kcal
  • 4 Shallots, diced
  • 3 Cloves of garlic, crushed
  • ½ Bunch basil, chopped
  • 2 Cans of whole plum tomatoes
  • 2 tbsp Dried oregano
  • 3 tbsp Balsamic vinegar
  • A pinch of sea salt and black pepper
  1. Add a glug of olive oil to a large pan and add the shallots and garlic and cook on low for 4 minutes, until the shallots have softened.

  2. Put the cans of tomato in to the pan and using a wooden spoon, chop them up. Add the balsamic vinegar, oregano and salt and pepper and mix well.

  3. Simmer for 10 minutes and then stir in the chopped basil before serving with spaghetti.

Nutrition Facts
Amount Per Serving (1 portion)
Calories 101 Calories from Fat 9
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 1g 2%
Sodium 5mg 0%
Potassium 170mg 5%
Total Carbohydrates 18g 6%
Dietary Fiber 5g 20%
Sugars 13g
Protein 4g 8%
Vitamin A 1%
Vitamin C 5%
Calcium 6%
Iron 4%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.