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30 Minute Marinara

20 Minute Marinara Sauce

Make my great-grandmother’s Stuffed Eggplant Sandwiches and other dishes with my Quick 20 Minute Marinara Sauce. Boil some pasta and make a delicious quick meal for those always on the go. I use the small 8 oz. can of DelMonte brand tomato sauce for this recipe. In no time at all you will have a delicious meal.

I learned to make this sauce from my mother when I was ten years old. To get me interested in cooking, my mother thought that this quick recipe was easy enough for me to make. Guess what? It worked. It’s a quick 20 minute Marinara Sauce that gets results!

If you want to make the traditional version then take a look at my regular Marinara sauce recipe. This recipe will take you a little bit longer to make, but tastes great with any pasta, or dish that requires a meatless sauce.

30 Minute Marinara


6 – 8 cans of 8 oz. Del Monte Sauce
3 cloves of garlic sliced thin
2 TBSPs of oil (Olive or Canola)
1 TBSP. of dried basil or 4 large leaves of fresh basil
½ teaspoon of sugar
Salt and Pepper to taste



In a medium sized pot, heat oil and sauté thinly sliced garlic until golden.


Once the garlic is golden, add Del Monte Sauce.


Add basil, salt and pepper, and sugar.


Bring to a boil, reduce heat and simmer for 20 – 25 minutes.

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