Healthy Marinara Sauce



Yield 6 cups

Rich, authentic Italian flavor without spending hours in the kitchen.


2 tablespoons olive oil

1 1/2 cups diced yellow onion

3 tablespoons fresh garlic, minced

6 cups (two 28-ounce cans) crushed tomatoes

2 1/2 teaspoons dried basil

2 teaspoons granulated onion

1 teaspoon salt (more or less depending on how much salt is in tomatoes)

1 teaspoon turbinado sugar – optional

1/2 teaspoon dried oregano


  1. In a large, wide-bottom pot, sauté onion in oil over low to medium heat until onions begin to brown.
  2. Add garlic and sauté for 2 more minutes.
  3. Stir in tomatoes and seasonings.
  4. Cook for 5 to 45 minutes at a slow simmer. Longer simmering time will thicken the sauce and give it a deeper flavor, but the sauce is still delicious even if only simmered for a few minutes.

Recipe by JennifersKitchen at