Clean Eating Marinara Sauce

This clean eating marinara sauce can be  made using fresh tomatoes and onions or from all real food pantry ingredients.  Packed with flavor from spices such as basil, rosemary, and oregano, this clean eating marinara sauce is great for families who want a hearty marinara sauce using all real food ingredients.  Add it to your favorite pasta or serve as a dipping sauce with your favorite appetizer. 

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This week we had spaghetti for the first time in months. My family likes to create an even chunkier sauce especially when they are eating it with spaghetti noodles, so we added in chopped bell and sweet peppers, onions, mushrooms, and olives. 



Whether you are serving it alongside your favorite pasta or as a dipping sauce for your favorite appetizer, this clean eating marinara sauce is sure to become a family favorite.



Clean Eating Marinara Sauce

Clean Eating Marinara Sauce

Yield: 6 Servings
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes

This Clean Eating Marinara Sauce can be made using real food pantry items.


  • 2 TBSP Vegetable Broth
  • 2 Garlic Cloves, peeled and minced
  • 1-15 oz Can Diced tomatoes
  • 2 TBSP Coconut Aminos
  • 2 TBSP Balsamic Vinegar or Red Wine Vinegar
  • ½ Cup of Veggie Stock or water
  • 2 TBSP of Onion Powder or ½ red onion, diced
  • 1 TBSP Dried Basil
  • 1 TBSP Dried Rosemary
  • 1 TBSP Dried Thyme
  • 1 TBSP Dried Oregano
  • 2 TBSP Garlic Powder
  • 1 TSP Sea Salt
  • 1 TSP Black Pepper


1. In a sauce pan saute oil and garlic cloves for about a minute.

2. Add in the remaining ingredients and cover and let it cook on medium heat until it reaches a simmer.

3. Uncover and cook for about another 15-20 minutes, stirring often.

If the sauce is too thick, you can add in a couple of tablespoons of water until you reach your desired consistency and then serve. 


You can use 1-15 ounce can of fire roasted tomoatoes in place of diced tomatoes for a more spicier sauce.

Store the remaining sauce after it has cooled down in the refrigerator or save any unused amount in a freezer safe storage and store in the freezer for up to 6 months.  

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 6 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 130Total Fat: 8gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 6gCholesterol: 1mgSodium: 627mgCarbohydrates: 14gFiber: 4gSugar: 5gProtein: 3g, occasionally offers nutritional information for recipes contained on this site. This information is provided as a courtesy and is an estimate only. This information comes from online calculators. Although attempts to provide accurate nutritional information, these figures are only estimates.

Stephanie Collazo, MS, CHC is the founder of Clean Food Mama, to help you get more plants into your diet. She shed 165 lbs by incorporating a whole foods plant-based diet and loves empowering other women to create healthy habits for themselves and their families.