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Marinara Sauce served over pasta

The Best Easy Incredible Marinara Sauce

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  • Author: Chef Ani


Here’s an easy marinara sauce recipe that is irresistibly delicious, it’ll soon become a household staple.


  • 2 tablespoons oil
  • 4 fresh garlic cloves, crushed
  • Scant 1/8 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • 2 cans (14 oz.) finely chopped tomatoes (Mutti)
  • 2 sprigs basil leaves
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons “Better-Than-Bouillon”
  • 1 tablespoon vegan margarine (optional, brings it all together)
  • 1 teaspoon sugar (optional, cuts the acid taste)


  1. Add oil to a sauce pan, sauté crushed garlic and red pepper flakes for a minute or two. (Be careful not to burn the garlic)
  2. Add tomatoes, seasoning, and sprigs of basil. Simmer on medium to low for about 10 minutes.
  3. Remove sprigs of basil. Add margarine before serving. Stir to combine.
  4. Adjust salt and bouillon to taste.