Top down shot of spaghetti and Marinara
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4.93 from 14 votes


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.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time14 mins
Total Time19 mins
Course: Sauce/Spread
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: easy marinara, healthy italian, pasta sauce
Servings: 4 portions
Calories: 101kcal


  • 4 Shallots, diced
  • 3 Cloves of garlic, crushed
  • 0.5 Bunch basil, chopped
  • 2 Cans of whole plum tomatoes
  • 2 tbsp Dried oregano
  • 3 tbsp Balsamic vinegar
  • 1 pinch Sea salt and black pepper


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


Serving: 1portion | Calories: 101kcal | Carbohydrates: 18g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 1g | Sodium: 5mg | Potassium: 170mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 13g | Vitamin A: 1% | Vitamin C: 5% | Calcium: 6% | Iron: 4%