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Homemade Simple Marinara Sauce Recipe

Simple Marinara Sauce Recipe - Make Marinara Sauce at Home

Sumit Malhotra
This homemade simple marinara sauce offers a substantial and robust tomato flavour. And, you need only basic pantry ingredients to make this delicious marinara sauce: good red tomatoes, an onion, few garlic cloves, dried oregano, some hot and chilly sauce (this is a cheat) and some olive oil. That’s it!
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Total Time 35 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine Italian
Servings 4 people
Calories 51 kcal


  • 500 grams Tomatoes
  • 3 Tablespoons Garlic
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Oregano
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Chilli Flakes
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Salt
  • 2 Tablespoons Basil Leaves
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Black Pepper Powder
  • 2 Tablespoons Hot & Chilli Tomato Sauce Maggi


  • Get your ingredients ready for the simple marinara sauce recipe.
  • Blanch and deskin the tomatoes.
  • Blend in a blender till pureed.
  • Heat oil in a skillet. Add onions and cook until softened, but not browned, about 5 to 7 minutes.
  • Add in garlic and cook until fragrant, about 30 seconds.
  • Add tomatoes, dry oregano, and chilli flakes.
  • Stir to combine, and bring to boil. Add Maggi Hot and Sweet sauce now.
  • Reduce to a simmer and cook until slightly thickened, about 20 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  • Remove from heat, stir in roughly chopped basil leaves.
  • Season with salt and pepper to taste.
Keyword Homemade Marinara Sauce, Marinara Sauce, Simple Marinara Sauce