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Speedy Easy Spaghetti With Savory Marinara Sauce

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  Onion 1 Medium, chopped
  Garlic 3 Clove (15 gm), minced
  Crushed red pepper flakes 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Extra virgin olive oil 3 Tablespoon
  Canned tomato sauce 16 Ounce
  Canned crushed tomatoes 28 Ounce
  Parsley 3 Tablespoon, chopped (You May Used Dried Herbs In This Recipe; Just Use 1/As Much As Listed For Fresh Herbs.)
  Oregano 1 1⁄2 Tablespoon, chopped
  Basil 2 Tablespoon, chopped
  Salt 1 Teaspoon
  Ground black pepper 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Lemon juice 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Shredded parmesan cheese 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Uncooked spaghetti 16 Ounce (I Used Only ½ Of A 16 Ounce . Package, But I Had A Lot Of Sauce Left Over.)
  Salt 1 Teaspoon (For Cooking Spaghetti, Optional)

In a deep skillet, heat 3 tablespoons olive oil over medium heat. Add 1 chopped onion, 2 minced cloves of garlic, and ¼ to ½ teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes. Sauté until the onion is clear., about 5 minutes. Add a 16-oz. can of tomato sauce, a 28-oz. can of crushed tomatoes, 3 tablespoons fresh chopped parsley, 1 1/2 tablespoons chopped fresh oregano, 2 tablespoons fresh chopped basil, 1 teaspoon salt, and ½ teaspoon ground black pepper. Reduce heat to low and simmer, stirring occasionally, for 15 minutes. Add ½ teaspoon lemon juice, and simmer for 5 minutes more. As soon as you begin simmering your spaghetti sauce, start making your spaghetti, according to package directions. (I add about 1 teaspoon of salt to the boiling water.) The spaghetti will be done about the same time as the Marinara sauce is ready. Drain the spaghetti using a colander. Place drained spaghetti on a large platter and spoon Marinara sauce over the top. Sprinkle ½ cup shredded Parmesan cheese over the top, and serve immediately. This recipe makes a *large* amount of spaghetti, but it is still excellent when reheated the next day! I like to serve it with heated French or Italian bread, with olive oil and balsamic vinegar for dipping the bread, and a green salad alongside! Buon Appetito !--Betty

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Main Dish
Stir Fried
Preparation Time: 
10 Minutes
Cook Time: 
20 Minutes
Ready In: 
30 Minutes
Spaghettis are oh-so-versatile and good for you! Find hard to believe? Then try Betty’s spicy-savory spaghetti dish with marinara sauce. This best-loved comfort food that quick to make and filling too. Top it off with your favorite topping and voila! You have a treat ready in minutes.

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Nutrition Rank

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 1470 Calories from Fat 350

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 39 g59.4%

Saturated Fat 7.6 g38.1%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 27.4 mg9.1%

Sodium 4152.8 mg173%

Total Carbohydrates 230 g76.6%

Dietary Fiber 27.4 g109.4%

Sugars 23.1 g

Protein 54 g107.8%

Vitamin A 148.3% Vitamin C 170.5%

Calcium 78.9% Iron 85%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

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