Speedy Marinara Sauce

A staple to spread on pizza crust, toss with ravioli, simmer meatballs in or use as a base for more involved sauces or baked pastas.

Speedy Marinara Sauce
Yield: Makes about 3 cups sauce Prep 5 mins Cook 10 mins Start to Finish 15 mins


  • 2 - 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 1/2 teaspoon crumbled dried oregano leaves
  • Pinch crushed red chili
  • 1 28 ounce can plum tomatoes, crushed or pulsed in a blender
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt

Make It

1. In a heavy saucepan, warm the oil over medium heat. Add the garlic, oregano and chili and cook until fragrant, 45 seconds. Add the tomatoes and salt and bring to a simmer.

2. Simmer the sauce, stirring occasionally, until thickened, 5 to 10 minutes.


  • Find out more about this recipe on Mom Appetit's blog.