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Marinara Sauce (Keto, Paleo, Whole30, GFDF)
September 28, 2019
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Everyone needs a badass marinara sauce recipe in their recipe box. I’m not about the ‘sauce’ or ‘gravy’ that takes hours and hours to simmer to perfection. I’m all about that simple sauce life and this recipe is just that. Super easy and quick!

You can absolutely stew fresh tomatoes, skin and seed them, and cook them down into a tomato sauce if you’d like. But I just get the storebought stuff. The best brand of canned tomato products is Muir Glen.

Muir Glen is an organic brand and their ingredients are super clean: Organic Tomato Puree (water, organic tomato paste), Sea Salt, Organic Onion Powder, Citric Acid, Organic Garlic Powder. There’s nothing weird in here.

I also love that they are all about bees and farmers. They’ve partnered with the Xerces Society to plant pollinator habitats on the California farms that grow their tomatoes. They also work hard to really partner with farmers instead of taking advantage of them as many corporations do. I love what they stand for.

I love to spoon this marinara sauce over roasted veggies. It’s surprisingly great over roasted broccoli, Brussels sprouts, and onions. Of course, it works just like any other marinara sauce for regular pasta dishes using whatever noodle you prefer. You can also just dip pork rinds or leftover meat scraps into it for a super satisfying snack.

Let me know what you think and I’d love to know what you serve it over.

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Marinara Sauce

  • Author: Heather Cooan
  • Prep Time: 5 Minutes
  • Cook Time: 30 Minutes
  • Total Time: 35 minutes
  • Yield: 4 1x


This simple marinara sauce can’t get any easier. You’ll never go back to store bought when it’s this easy.


  • 1 Can Tomato Sauce (15 oz)
  • 1 Tbs. Garlic Salt
  • 1 Tbs. Italian Herbs


  • Mix ingredients together in a medium sauce pan.
  • Simmer on medium for at least 30 minutes.
  • Category: Sauces
  • Method: Simmer
  • Cuisine: Italian

Keywords: marinara sauce


About author

Heather Cooan

Heather is a marketing executive turned nutrition consultant and educator. Heather advocates for informed consent, bodily autonomy, and healthcare authorship. She speaks and writes on nutrition and lifestyle design interventions for health recovery. Heather successfully recovered her health from vulvar cancer, Hashimoto's, and lichen sclerosus. She reversed estrogen dominance, insulin resistance, arteriosclerosis, and fatty liver utilizing a food-as-medicine and integrated clinical treatment approach. Heather is a certified Functional Diagnostic Nutrition® Practitioner and Nutrition Therapy Practitioner.

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