Easy Low Sodium Marinara Sauce

Low Sodium Marinara Sauce

Easy Low Sodium Marinara Sauce

There's nothing like a good, hot marinara sauce over pasta. It was a staple in my household growing up. Almost every Sunday night you could expect a dish of pasta with my mom's homemade tomato sauce. She made the same sauce every weekend for years and years. After going to school for culinary arts and finding out that tomato sauce was considered a "mother sauce" in cooking, I fell even more in love with marinara sauce, and sauces in general. This low sodium marinara sauce recipe is easy to make and tastes great.
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Low Sodium
Total Time: 1 hour 15 minutes
Servings: 6 people


Calories:88 kcal
Carbs:9 g
Sodium:139 mg
Potassium:378 mg
Phosphorus:7 mg
Protein:1 g
Fiber:1 g


  • Shallow Sauce Pot
  • Cutting Board
  • Chef knife
  • Wooden Spoon


  • 28 oz San Marzano Tomatoes Whole, Peeled and Low Sodium
  • 1/2 Onion
  • 6 Garlic Cloves
  • 1 Basil Sprig
  • 1/4 cup Olive Oil
  • 1/2 tsp Dried oregano
  • 1/4 tsp Kosher Salt


  • In a shallow saucepot over medium heat, heat the oil. When the oil becomes hot, add the onions. Cook onions 3-4 minutes (or until they begin to become translucent), occasionally stirring. Click for a 3 Minute Timer
  • Add minced garlic and cook for an additional minute or until the garlic begins to slightly brown.
  • Add the crushed tomatoes to the pot. Fill up the can with water and slosh it around to get the remaining tomato juices. Add water to pot.
  • Add oregano and salt. Simmer on medium-low for 30-45 minutes (or until desired thickness), occasionally stirring.
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  • When there are around 15 minutes left in the simmering process, add your fresh basil sprig. Submerge the sprig of basil so it's fully inside the sauce releasing its wonderful flavors. Let the basil hang out for about 15 minutes. 15 Minute Timer

Full Nutrition

Nutrition Facts
Easy Low Sodium Marinara Sauce
Amount Per Serving (0.5 cup)
Calories 88 Calories from Fat 81
% Daily Value*
Fat 9g14%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Sodium 139mg6%
Potassium 378mg11%
Carbohydrates 9g3%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 4g4%
Protein 1g2%
Vitamin A 55IU1%
Vitamin B1 1mg67%
Vitamin B2 1mg59%
Vitamin B5 1mg10%
Vitamin B6 1mg50%
Vitamin C 2mg2%
Vitamin E 1mg7%
Vitamin K 11µg10%
Calcium 24mg2%
Copper 1mg50%
Folate 2µg1%
Iron 1mg6%
Manganese 1mg50%
Magnesium 2mg1%
Phosphorus 7mg1%
Selenium 1µg1%
Zinc 1mg7%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

4 thoughts on “Easy Low Sodium Marinara Sauce”

  1. 5 stars
    Modified by using no salt added diced tomatoes (only canned tomatoes available) about 1/4 cup of chopped fresh basil and low sodium vegetable juice instead of water. Lots of dried oregano. Turned out fabulous. Oh and also added black pepper to taste.

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