20 Minute Marinara Meal

Posted by on Saturday, September 18th, 2010

Italian-Marinara-Sauce

It’s true!  Only 20 minutes stand between you and the simplest,  most savory Marinara sauce ever!  This recipe takes about 5 minutes to throw together and only needs to simmer 15-20 minutes more.  That leaves just enough time to toss a salad, boil noodles or pan fry some slices of Ciabatta bread.  We make a meal with the sauce over bread, topped with  fresh grated Romano.  We call it our Italian “biscuits and gravy” meal.

  • 1 can Hunt’s Tomato Puree
  • 1 28 oz can  Hunts Crushed Tomatoes with Basil (or use plain crushed tomatoes and add 8-10 leaves chopped fresh basil)
  • 1/2 stick real butter
  • 3-4 cloves chopped garlic
  • 1/2 cup sun dried tomatoes chopped fine (optional)

Over medium heat, melt butter in large skillet and let it brown slightly.  Add garlic and saute for 1-2 minutes, stirring constantly, being careful not to burn garlic or butter.  Slowly add the tomato puree, crushed tomatoes, and sun dried tomatoes.  Also add fresh basil if plain crushed tomatoes are being used.  Reduce heat and cover.  Let sauce simmer for about 20minutes, stirring occasionally.  Serve over hot noodles or sliced pan fried Ciabatta bread with Romano or Parmesan cheese.

Printable Recipe

Marinara Sauce

Filed in Healthy Cooking,Italian | 3 responses so far

3 Responses to “20 Minute Marinara Meal”

  1. JEAN LANCASTERon 20 Sep 2010 at 9:12 am 1

    TARA- I LOVE YOUR WEBSITE AND ENJOY ALL THE WONDERFUL RECEIPES. I WOULD LIKE FOR YOU TO MAKE IT EASIES TO PRINT THE RECEIPES. THE WAY IT IS NOW IT PRINTS PAGES JUST TO GET ONE RECEIPE. THANKS FOR ALL YOU DO AND KEEP COOKING.

    JEAN LANCASTER

  2. Taraon 20 Sep 2010 at 10:20 am 2

    Hi Jean! Glad you are enjoying our cooking. I apologize for how the recipes print out. Most of our older posts have a PDF link for printing, however, some of the newer ones don’t . We will work on that issue. Thanks for stopping by.

  3. » Chicken “Farmer John” (Parmesan)on 30 Jul 2011 at 6:59 pm 3

    […] a modest amount of melted butter and Panko bread crumbs.  The chicken is baked, then ladled with 20 Minute Marinara Sauce then served with noodles and fresh grated parmesan cheese. […]

Trackback URI | Comments RSS

Leave a Reply

You must be logged in to post a comment.