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Gluten-Free Marinara Sauce

Gluten-Free Marinara Sauce

Gluten-Free Marinara Sauce---

For those of us with celiac or gluten intolerance, sauces can be a precarious landmine for hidden gluten

Homemade gluten-free cooking doesn't have to be complicated in order to be delicious, and this simple homemade marinara tomato sauce is a prime example.  Made with fresh mushrooms, onions, canned tomatoes, and olive oil, this is one of the quickest and easiest ways to make a fabulous homemade marinara sauce which is gluten-free and also vegetarian.

Let's make some marinara sauce!!


  • 1 whole sweet onion, diced
  • 2 cups portabella mushrooms, diced
  • 1/2 cup Extra Virgin olive oil
  • 4 tsp. garlic paste ( gluten-free) or 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 28 oz. cans petite diced tomatoes
  • 1 6 oz. tomato paste
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1 tsp. black pepper
  • 3 tsp. sugar (or to taste)
  • 2 tbsp. oregano
  • 2 tbsp. parsley
  • 2 1.37 oz. packets of gluten-free spaghetti sauce mix (McCormick has a gluten-free product)
  • 2 8 oz. gluten-free spaghetti noodles (for this we used Quinoa)


  • In a medium sauce pan, heat olive oil then add onions and mushrooms and saute for 5 minutes, stirring frequently.


  •  Add garlic.

  • Add diced tomatoes, tomato paste, salt, pepper, sugar, oregano, parsley, and spaghetti sauce mix. Reduce the heat and simmer for for 30 minutes.

  • While sauce simmers, in a small pot of boiling water, add gluten-free spaghetti noodles and cook as directed.



Gluten-Free Marinara Sauce!

Serve with Parmesan cheese and garnish with parsley or basil.

To paraphrase Federico Fellini:

Life is a combination of magic and (GF) pasta!

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