You can whip up this tasty no-cook marinara sauce in seconds from storecupboard ingredients. No chopping, cooking, or waiting is required. Use this to make a quick pizza or pasta sauce.
The thing that always put me off making my own marinara sauce was all the chopping and cooking involved, just to create a simple sauce.
I thought “there’s got to be a faster way!” and it turns out there was.
If you don’t use onions, you can save yourself all that chopping and cooking time so that’s why I don’t use any onions, but you still get that onion taste from the onion powder in the seasonings.
This recipe has saved me so much time in the kitchen and is now my go-to recipe for marinara sauce.
If you want a smooth sauce, use passata. But if you prefer your sauce chunky, use chopped tomatoes. If you want a smooth sauce but only have chopped tomatoes, you can do what I did in the video, and blend your sauce in your mini-chopper, blender, or food processor for a few seconds.
If you’d like to see how easy it is to throw all this together, check out my video where I walk you through the recipe step by step. Click here to subscribe to my Youtube channel.
Why You’ll Love This Recipe
- This recipe and all recipes on my website are suitable for the special diets, vegan, plant based, gluten free, dairy free, egg free, free from refined sugar, and vegetarian
- This recipe contains 37.8 calories per serving.
- This recipe contains 1g protein per serving.
- This recipe contains 20.2mg of calcium per serving.
- This recipe contains 1.1g of fiber per serving.
- This recipe is made from a combination of vegan protein, whole food sources of carbohydrates, vegetables, essential fats, and ingredients that make the dish extremely tasty.
- This recipe takes 1 minute of active preparation time and no cooking involved.
- This recipe is made extra tasty by the addition of my homemade Italian seasoning.
- I have simplified this recipe by limiting the number of ingredients and using everyday ingredients such as tomatoes, maple syrup, and herbs like basil and oregano.
How This Recipe Fits In The Plant Plate System
Each of the recipes I create fits into my Plant Plate System. This system incorporates 5 food groups into every meal.
The 5 food groups are 1) Plant Protein, 2), Leaves, Fruit, And Veg, 3) Aesthetic Additions, 4) Nutrient Packed Carbohydrates, and 5) Taste
This recipe adds flavor to any dish. It falls under the “Taste” category on the Plant Based Plate and is not a complete meal.
The diagram below helps you visually see how this element features on a Plant-Based Plate.
Here is the main kitchen equipment I have used to create this recipe.
I used my mini-chopper for this recipe. I love this chopper as it works in seconds, is cleaned in the dishwasher, and there are 2 blender jugs that double as storage containers with lids.
How To Make This Recipe
All you have to do is mix everything together.
Ways To Use This Recipe
Here are some of my favorite ways to use this recipe:
- Pizza Sauce
- Pasta Sauce
- Salsa Dip
- Tomato sauce for burgers, hot dogs, and sandwiches
- Sauce for meatballs
- Sausage stew sauce
- Olive oil: Use any oil you choose. Or omit the oil completely and just saute the vegetables in a little water.
- Chopped tomatoes: You can substitute chopped tomatoes with fresh tomatoes that you have blended, or passata.
- Tomato puree/paste: You can remove the tomato paste if you don’t mind a less rich sauce.
- Italian seasoning: You can replace it with any dried herbs of your choice.
- Maple syrup: You can omit the syrup or replace it with any sweetener of your choice.
- Sea salt: You can replace it with any salt of your choice or 1 tablespoon of tamari.
How To Reduce The Calories
If you’d like to reduce the calories of this recipe even further, I suggest removing the olive oil.
How To Increase The Calories
If you would like to increase the calories for anybody who is going to be eating a serving of this recipe, I suggest you add more oil to their serving.
Marinara Sauce keeps for up to 4 days in the fridge in an air-tight container. It also freezes well for up to 3 months. Defrost it before using it. Reheat it by warming it up gently in a pan.
More Easy Vegan Recipes
If you’re looking for easy, no-fail vegan dinners, check out some of my other recipes:
- Easy Vegan Gluten Free Black Bean Meatballs (3 Ways)
- 5 Minute Vegan Tortilla Pizza
- 10 Minute Plant Based Black Bean Burger (Gluten Free)
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Easy No Cook Marinara Sauce For Pizza And Pasta
- 2 Teaspoons Olive Oil
- 500 g Passata Or 400g / 16 Oz Can Chopped Tomatoes
- 2 Tablespoons Tomato Purée or Tomato Paste
- 3 Tablespoons Of My Homemade Italian Seasoning Or 1 Tablespoon Of Basil, 1 Tablespoon Of Oregano, And 1 Tablespoon Parsley
- 1 Teaspoon Maple Syrup
- 1 Teaspoon Sea Salt
- Mix everything together in a bowl. It is ready to use immediately.
Now it’s your turn to make magic with food.