You could say that here at GRAZIA, we love a celebrity-endorsed recipe. You would already be aware of Gigi Hadid’s Spicy Vodka Pasta (you can also make it into a pizza sauce), Bella Hadid’s Chicken Katsu Ramen and Florence Pugh’s easy Tzatziki dip. And as it turns out, Kim Kardashian has her own easy vegan marinara sauce.

Outed by Kourtney Kardashian’s popular blog POOSH, (which is a treasure trove of recipes from her famous sisters, the marinara recipe is said to be perfect for Kim’s eggplant parmesan pasta and for pizza. But we can’t give Kim full credit for the sauce. According to the blog, it was conceptualised by Kim’s personal chef Marina Cunningham.

In February 2020, Kim took to Twitter for a Q+A admitting that she eats “mostly plant-based” and doesn’t eat meat anymore.

As for the vegan, gluten-free, soy-free marinara, the ingredients list is quite simple with most items possibly in your pantry already. However, you will have to dedicate 50 minutes for cooking.

Follow the recipe below.

Kim Kardashian’s Vegan Marinara Sauce

Makes 8 servings


2 tablespoons olive oil

1 tablespoon vegan and soy-free butter

1 small onion, thinly sliced

5 garlic cloves, minced

1/2 cup vegetable stock (or water)

1 28 oz can whole peeled tomatoes

1 28 oz can crushed tomatoes

2 tablespoons agave

1 teaspoon salt

1 teaspoon oregano

1 teaspoon basil

1/2 teaspoon black pepper


Add olive oil and butter to a large pot over low heat.

Add sliced onions and a pinch of salt and cook, stirring occasionally, for about 15 minutes until they are very soft and sweet.

Add garlic and sauté for another 3-4 minutes.

Add salt and spices and cook for another 1-2 minutes.

Deglaze with vegetable stock, then add the tomatoes and agave. Raise the heat to high, bring to a simmer, and then reduce the heat to low, partially cover, and simmer for about 30 minutes.

For a smooth sauce, transfer to a blender and blend. For a chunkier sauce, use an immersion blender and blend to desired consistency in the pot. Check for seasoning and serve with eggplant parmesan or pasta, or as pizza sauce.

Get cooking!