Spicy Marinara

Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 8


  • 2 Tbsp olive oil

  • 1 small yellow onion, diced

  • 3 cloves garlic, minced

  • 1/2 tsp crushed red pepper flakes

  • 1 (28 oz) can no-salt-added crushed tomatoes

  • 1 Tbsp balsamic vinegar

  • 2 Tbsp minced fresh basil

  • 1 Tbsp minced fresh oregano


  1. In a large saucepan, heat oil over medium. Add onion, garlic & pepper flakes.  Cook 4-5 minutes or until tender, stirring occasionally.

  2. Add tomatoes, vinegar, basil & oregano. Simmer 15 - 20 minutes or until sauce thickens, stirring occasionally. Taste & adjust seasoning as needed.

  3. Enjoy as a dip, in a recipe, or over pasta!


Prepare ahead of time. Refrigerate in an airtight container up to 3 days or freeze up to 6 months!
You can substitute fresh herbs for 1 Tbsp dried italian seasoning.

Nutrition Facts

8 servings per recipe
Serving size (115g)
Amount per serving
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 3.5g 4%
    Saturated Fat 0g 0%
    Trans Fat 0g  
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 15mg
Total Carbohydrate 7g 3%
    Dietary Fiber 2g 7%
    Total Sugars 3g  
Includes 0g Added Sugars
Protein 1g  
Vitamin D 0mcg 0%
Calcium 41mg 4%
Iron 0mg 0%
Potassium 222mg 4%
* The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.


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