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vegan chipotle marinara sauce in a jar

Chipotle Marinara Sauce

  • Author: Adriana
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: 2.25 cups 1x
  • Category: vegan sauces
  • Method: stovetop
  • Cuisine: vegan, italian


Here’s an easy recipe for homemade vegan pizza sauce. Everyone needs a trusty red sauce recipe for when pizza cravings strike, ahem- now, so run, don’t walk to make this firey spin of your classic red sauce!



  • 2 cans diced fire-roasted tomatoes (or regular if that’s what you have! See notes for using fresh tomatoes)
  • 2 teaspoons chipotle peppers in adobo sauce
  • 3 cloves garlic, miced
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 teaspoons ginger powder (if you have it)


  1.  Heat the olive oil on low and gently sautee the miced garlic until golden and fragrant.
  2.  Add the diced fire-roasted tomatoes, juice and all. Add the chipotle sauces and ginger powder.
  3.  Increase the heat to medium and simmer for 10-15 minutes until your desired thickness is acheived.
  4.  You can puree this in a blender, or use an immersion blender to achieve a thinner consistency. Leave the sauce as is if a thicker / chunkier sauce suites your needs!


** This sauce will keep for up to a week in the fridge. You can also freeze it to use at a later date. ** If using fresh tomatoes, dice 3 lbs. fresh tomatoes and pick up with step 2. You may need to simmer the sauce for 45-60 minutes if using fresh tomatoes. The juice has more flavor than the flesh of the tomato! Use both parts to make this sauce.

Keywords: Sauces, tomato