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Quick and Easy Marinara Sauce and How to Cook Gluten Free Pasta

Sandi Gaertner
Learn how to cook gluten free pasta to al dente perfection and then serve it with this delicious quick and easy marinara sauce.
5 from 4 votes
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 12 mins
Total Time 32 mins
Course Meal Recipes
Cuisine Italian
Servings 6 people
Calories 72 kcal


  • 2 garlic cloves smashed
  • 2 tablespoons fresh basil chopped
  • 2 tablespoons capers
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 can organic tomato sauce
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • cooked gluten free pasta


  • In a large skillet, heat olive oil on medium heat.
  • Add garlic and saute until golden.
  • Add fresh basil and saute another 2 minutes.
  • Add tomato sauce, capers, oregano, salt and pepper.
  • Reduce heat and simmer the sauce for 15-20 minutes.
  • Toss with cooked gluten free pasta and top with freshly grated parmesan cheese.
  • Serve hot.


To halt the cooking process and avoid mushy pasta, give that pasta an ice bath! To make an ice water bath, add ice and water to a medium-sized bowl.


Serving: 1gCalories: 72kcalCarbohydrates: 12gProtein: 2gFat: 3gPolyunsaturated Fat: 2gSodium: 505mgFiber: 3gSugar: 3g
Keyword easy pasta dinners, gluten free pasta, simple marinara sauce
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