5 Minute Gluten Free Marinara Sauce is packed with tomatoes and garlicky goodness. With a flavor that tastes like it’s been simmering all day, it will become a recipe you make again and again!
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Gluten Free Marinara Sauce
I know what your thinking. Isn’t all marinara sauce gluten free? Most are, but you can never be too careful. I love making it at home because I can control the ingredients a little bit easier.
I like to add fresh garlic and lots of Italian seasoning. This sauce is so rich, it’s perfect for air fryer mozzarella sticks (coming soon!) or these cheezy gluten free breadsticks.
It’s so dippable (I think that’s a word).
The Basics of Marinara Sauce
I feel like marinara sauce has a few basic components- garlic, tomatoes, and Italian Seasoning. The reason I call this 5-minute sauce is I take a few shortcuts.
To start with, I used a can of tomato sauce. It came in my American Gluten Free Box. I usually don’t like sauces with any seasonings already added, but this can of Muir Glen was perfect. This brand is great because there was no sugar added, but you can use any brand you like.
I did press out my own garlic. I always have fresh on hand, but instead of chopping onions, I used a bit of onion powder. Honestly, I’m not a huge fan of pieces of onion in my food.
Finally, I used premade Italian Seasoning. I will tell you. I thought all Italian Seasonings were created equal until I tried the one from Tiny Little Chefs. These seasonings are phenomenal. You can use your favorite or if you want to try hers, use the code GFMIAMI for 20% off on the site.
What do you use Gluten Free Marinara Sauce for?
Really the skies the limit. Marinara sauce is a little bit thicker than your average tomato sauce. I love to use it on pizza, and for anything that can be dipped.
One of these days I will create a recipe for gluten free fried calamari. I had to watch my husband eating it the other day and I was so jealous. Now I’m craving it!
What kind of things do you like to use gluten free marinara sauce for?
By the way- if you want to use the same Italian seasoning I used, I really like the seasonings from Tiny Little Chef. We use them on everything. Use the code GFMIAMI to get free shipping and 20% off. They are totally worth it!
Easy, 5 Minute Gluten Free Marinara Sauce
- 1 15 ounce can gluten free tomato sauce
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 2 teaspoons chopped garlic 2 cloves
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon onion powder
- pinch of red pepper flakes
- 1 Tablespoon Italian Seasoning
- Heat olive oil over medium heat.
- Add garlic and saute for one minute.
- Add tomato sauce, salt, onion powder, red pepper flakes and Italian seasoning.
- Simmer for another 4 minutes.
- Taste and adjust seasoning as necessary.
Lea HumphriesJanuary 8, 2020 at 4:51 pm
Hi me again, can you use tomato paste
AmandaJanuary 8, 2020 at 5:05 pm
Hi, you can turn tomato paste into sauce by combing 1 cup water and 3/4 cup tomato paste. I haven’t tried that in this recipe, but it should work!
Lea HumphriesJanuary 8, 2020 at 4:31 pm
Have not made the sauce yet, but I want to know if there is a way to make this without salt. Thank you
AmandaJanuary 8, 2020 at 5:03 pm
Hi! You could leave the salt out, but it won’t have as much flavor. Thanks!
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Becca WilsonJune 1, 2018 at 10:12 am
We use a lot of marinara around here and so making it like this would be great. Can not wait to try it!
AmandaJune 12, 2018 at 9:51 am
I hope you love it as much as we do!
SharonMay 31, 2018 at 8:20 pm
I’m skipping the jar next time I make spaghetti and making this instead. Looks so good and full of flavor.
AmandaJune 12, 2018 at 9:51 am
So much better than the jar!
Ruthie RidleyMay 31, 2018 at 4:27 pm
Marinara sauce is had once a week in our home! It is too good! This looks awesome!
BrittneyMay 31, 2018 at 3:27 pm
I love a good marinara! This looks as delicious as it sounds!
AmandaJune 12, 2018 at 9:52 am
Ayanna @ 21FlavorsofSplendorMay 31, 2018 at 12:20 pm
I love how simple this recipe is! This would be great when I make pizza balls.
AmandaJune 12, 2018 at 9:54 am
This would be great for that, but now I’m currious- What’s a pizza ball?