Oil Free 8-Minute Marinara Sauce

Vegan Marinara Sauce (No Oil)

  • Author: Shane & Simple
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 8 minutes
  • Total Time: 13 minutes
  • Yield: 4 cups 1x
  • Diet: Vegan


This Vegan Marinara sauce requires just 1 pot, 7 ingredients, and is ready in less than 10 minutes. It’s so easy to make, super healthy, oil-free, and delicious!



  • 2 28 oz. can of low-sodium crushed tomatoes. Or (if you like your sauce a little chunky, use 1 can crushed tomatoes and 1 can diced tomatoes.)
  • 2 Tbsp. dried oregano
  • 2 Tbsp. dried basil
  • 2 tsp. onion powder
  • 1 1/2 tsp. garlic powder
  • 1/4 tsp. red pepper flakes (adjust according to spice preference)
  • 2 Tbsp. maple syrup
  • Salt to taste (optional)


  1. Place all ingredients in a large pot and simmer over medium to medium-high heat for 2-3 minutes.
  2. Reduce heat to low and cook for another 5-6 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  3. Serve over your favorite pasta or use for pizza sauce.


This is the perfect recipe to top with my Plant-Based Parmesan.

  • Category: Sauce
  • Cuisine: Italian

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