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Easy Marinara Sauce

Easy Marinara Sauce

In my many years spent in the kitchen I have found that tomato paste is something we always leftover in the fridge. Here's a quick marinara recipe to make from tomato paste that will store up to 6 weeks in a jar in the fridge.   

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  • 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • ½ cup tomato paste
  • ¾ cup water
  • ½ teaspoon sugar
  • 1 teaspoon dry oregano
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • Red pepper flakes (optional)
  • Salt to taste


1. Heat olive oil in a sauce pan on medium heat. Sauté the tomato paste until the oil turns into a bright orange color. Add the spices and stir for 1 minute until the flavors bloom, then add the water and whisk to remove lumps until completely smooth. Add more water for a thinner sauce. 

2. Bring to a simmer and remove from the heat, allow to cool slightly before jarring. Refrigerate up to 6 weeks.