15-Minute Organic Marinara Sauce

Abigail Blank - The Upside Blog | Vitacost.com/blog

by | Updated: December 3rd, 2016

Did you grow up with jarred spaghetti sauce as a staple in your pantry? I know I did. And I continued this tradition into my adulthood because I believed every television show and movie that showed a woman slaving over a hot stove all day long to make the secret family marinara recipe. No way was I spending my whole day doing that.

15-Minute Organic Marinara Sauce

But then, one day, Sister Bombshell enlightened me with one simple text message. She had made her own marinara…and in minutes. I was flabbergasted! Fresh, organic, clean ingredient marinara made at home without a day of being chained to the stove? How was this possible? The movies had LIED to me.

Luckily, she was happy to teach me this miracle marinara recipe. And now, I am sharing it with you. You can make this recipe with any variety of tomato you like, though my absolute favorite is Heirloom tomatoes.

Everyone can send their thank you cards to Sister Bombshell, care of me.

15-Minute Organic Marinara Sauce


4 cups organic tomatoes (whole grape or chopped larger varieties)
1 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. organic onion powder
1 tsp. organic oregano
2 cloves organic garlic (minced)
2 Tbsp. organic olive oil
1/2 tsp. organic basil
1/2 tsp. organic thyme


  1. In a large frying pan, heat oil. Add garlic and sauté until slightly browned. Add tomatoes, onion powder, oregano, basil, thyme and salt.
  2. Simmer sauce over medium heat, stirring occasionally, for 15 minutes or until tomatoes are cooked through.
  3. Remove sauce from heat. Mash with a wire masher for chunkier sauce or purée in food processor to desired consistency.
  4. Serve over pasta, vegetable, and more.

Note: This sauce be stored in the refrigerator in an airtight container for 7-10 days on frozen for up to three months.

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