Quick Marinara Sauce

Cuisinart original

This marinara sauce is ready in just 15 minutes. While we love the flavor of fresh herbs, dried herbs make this a quick pantry recipe.


Makes about 1 2/3 cups


1   28-ounce can plum tomatoes, drained
2   tablespoons olive oil
½  teaspoon kosher salt
     Pinch freshly ground black pepper
1   garlic clove, smashed and peeled
     Pinch crushed red pepper
1   sprig fresh basil (or substitute ½ teaspoon dried)
1   sprig fresh oregano (or substitute ¼ teaspoon dried)
     Pinch granulated sugar

Nutritional information

Nutritional information per serving (1/3 cup):
Calories 84 (59% from fat) • carb. 7g • pro. 1g • fat 6g • sat. fat 1g chol. 0mg • sod. 572mg • calc. 28mg • fiber 1g


1. Put all the ingredients into a microwave-safe bowl, and cover the
bowl. Place in the Cuisinart® 3-in-1 Microwave AirFryer Plus. Select
Microwave, and set the time for 15 minutes and power level to High
(10P). Press Start. Stir and check firmness of tomatoes. If not falling
apart, cover again and microwave for an additional 5 minutes.
2. Remove the herb sprigs, if using fresh, and the garlic clove. Allow to
cool slightly and blend to desired consistency. (This is best blended
with a stick blender—that way, it can be blended while still quite warm. If using a countertop blender, let the sauce cool a bit, and be
sure to vent the blender lid to release any pressure.)