5 from 3 votes
Best Chicken Parmesan Recipe
20-Minute Marinara
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
15 mins
Total Time
20 mins

An easy and quick homemade marinara sauce, perfect for topping spaghetti and chicken parmesan.

Course: Condiment
Cuisine: Italian
Servings: 6
Calories: 39 kcal
Author: Kelly Anthony
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/2 yellow onion finely diced
  • 4 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 large can 28 ounces fire-roasted crushed tomatoes
  • 1 1/2 tablespoon granulated sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • Pinch of red pepper flakes
  1. Add olive oil to a large saucepan over medium heat. Add the onion and saute 2-3 minutes, add the garlic and sauté 1 minute more.

  2. Add in the tomatoes, sugar, pepper and red pepper flakes and stir to combine. Allow to rapidly simmer for 15 minutes, uncovered, stirring often.

Recipe Notes

Makes about 2 1/2  cups.

Nutrition Facts
20-Minute Marinara
Amount Per Serving
Calories 39 Calories from Fat 18
% Daily Value*
Fat 2g3%
Sodium 1mg0%
Potassium 21mg1%
Carbohydrates 4g1%
Sugar 3g3%
Vitamin C 1.3mg2%
Calcium 6mg1%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.