Thursday, January 20, 2011

5 min marinara sauce

5 Minute Marinara Sauce

This is my favorite marinara sauce. It is incredibly flavorful and delicious and amazingly comes together in only 5 minutes!! It is perfect over pasta and sauteed veggies or leftover grilled chicken for a quick dinner. It is also perfect for dunking calzones, or pizza rollsor stromboli in. We love this easy and delicious sauce. Hope you do too!
Need some FOOD for THOUGHT? I got so many sweet emails (thank you!) requesting the notes from the class I taught about theimportance of family dinner and how to make them as stress-free as possible--that I promised to share. Well, I finally got it posted. If you are interested go here.
5 Minute Marinara
Submitted by Melanie ~ The Sisters Cafe

2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil (I use less)
3 cloves garlic crushed
1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes (crush in palm before throwing them in to release flavor)
1TB tomato paste (I usually leave this out, and it still works great)
1 32-ounce can chunky-style crushed tomatoes
Salt and pepper
1 teaspoon Italian dried seasoning
1 handful flat-leaf parsley leaves, chopped (I normally don't have this)

Add the olive oil to a medium sized saucepan over medium heat. Add the garlic and crushed pepper. When the pepper snaps and the garlic sizzles, add the tomato paste, cook for a minute, then stir in the crushed tomatoes. Season the sauce with salt, pepper, and Italian seasoning. Cook for five minutes and stir in parsley.

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