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Pasta marinara

Pasta Dinner Ideas: Pasta Marinara & More!


  • Author: Sonja Overhiser
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: 3 to 4 1x

Description

Looking for easy pasta dinner ideas? This marinara pasta recipe features a homemade sauce and comes together in minutes! Boost the nutrients with a few handfuls of spinach, and you’ve got dinner.


Ingredients

Scale
  • 28 ounce can crushed fire roasted tomatoes
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
  • 2 teaspoons garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 8 fresh basil leaves, plus additional for garnish
  • 2 cups baby spinach leaves or chopped spinach, tightly packed (optional)
  • 8 ounces spaghetti pasta
  • Parmesan cheese or goat cheese crumbles, for serving (optional)

Instructions

  1. Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Boil the pasta until it is al dente (start tasting a few minutes before the package recommends: you want it to be tender but still a little firm on the inside). Then drain.
  2. Meanwhile, in a large saucepan, place the crushed tomatoes, olive oil, balsamic vinegar, garlic powder, oregano, kosher salt, whole basil leaves and spinach (if using). Bring to a simmer, then cover and simmer 15 minutes.
  3. Pour the marinara sauce over the pasta. Garnish with chopped basil. If desired, serve with Parmesan cheese or goat cheese crumbles: but it’s just as good without!
  • Category: Main Dish
  • Method: Stovetop
  • Cuisine: Italian

Keywords: Pasta Dinner Ideas, Easy Pasta Recipes for Dinner, Pasta Marinara, Homemade Marinara, Marinara Pasta