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quick marinara sauce recipe
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5 from 2 votes

Quick Marinara Sauce Recipe

This healthy and quick marinara sauce recipe just may be the best marinara sauce ever! Throw it in a blender, heat, and serve. It's that easy!
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time15 mins
Course: Sauce
Cuisine: Italian
Servings: 5 cups
Calories: 116kcal


  • 28 oz san marzano tomatoes with juice
  • 1 small onion halved
  • 6 cloves garlic peeled
  • 6 oz tomato paste
  • 1/2 cup red wine
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 2 tablespoons italian seasoning or spice blend
  • 1 parmesan cheese rind the rind off the wedge
  • 2-3 tablespoons fresh basil chopped


  • Add all of the ingredients except for the cheese rind and the fresh basil to a blender. Blend until smooth.
    how to make marinara in a blender
  • Pour the sauce into a saucepan. Add the cheese rind and basil and heat over medium heat for at least ten minutes. If you're in a rush, serve. If you're not, turn the stove to a simmer and let it do it's thing for 30-40 minutes.

Instant Pot Instructions

  • After blending pour it into the cooking pot, seal and cook on high pressure for 8 minutes. Let it vent naturally for 10 minutes and then release the valve.
    parmesan cheese rind in Instant Pot

Slow Cooker Instructions

  • Add the sauce to the slow cooker and cook on high for 2-4 hours and low for 6-8 hours.


Serving: 1cup | Calories: 116kcal | Carbohydrates: 23g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 948mg | Potassium: 905mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 12g | Vitamin A: 967IU | Vitamin C: 24mg | Calcium: 112mg | Iron: 4mg