This Easy Marinara Sauce Recipe is the perfect recipe to use on pizza, spaghetti, or in recipes that call for a basic sauce. Use this simple easy marinara sauce from scratch the next time you are making pasta and meatballs!
In a large dutch oven over medium heat, heat the olive oil. Add the minced garlic and sauté until fragrant, about 30 seconds. Be careful not to burn the garlic (see note).
Pour in the tomato sauce, tomato paste, and white wine and stir until combined. Then stir in the rest of the ingredients.
Bring to a low boil and then reduce to a simmer. Cook, uncovered, for about 20 minutes or until your sauce reaches your desired level of thickness. A thicker sauce (longer cooking) is great for pizza.
Garlic cooks very quickly and needs very little time on it's own to add a lot of flavor to your recipe. Have your tomato sauce ready to pour in after the 30 seconds of sautéing. It's a simple mistake to make! If it does burn, start over!