Easy Spaghetti Marinara

Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 15 mins

Easy, fast supper. Add meat if you like.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Cook spaghetti according to box directions, drain well.
  2. Meanwhile, in lg saucepan, over med heat, saute garlic in oil for 2 minutes.
  3. Add parsley, onion, tomatoes, bay leaves, salt and pepper.
  4. Bring to a boil.
  5. Reduce heat, cover and simmer 15 minutes.
  6. Add basil, serve over spaghetti.


Most Helpful

I had some leftover pasta noodles last night and threw this sauce together. It tasted wonderful and only took me 5 min of work. I am usually pretty fussy on my sauce and dont care for canned sauces at all. This will be a new favorite for days when I dont want to spend all day making my normal sauce. I put the basil in with the tomatoes while boiling. I didnt read the recipe correctly but it turned out great.

Tara June 27, 2002

This is a great recipe - quick and delicious. After bringing it to a boil, I added the meatballs which I made using the Easy Spaghetti and Meatballs recipe by Charmie777 and then simmered it for about 30 minutes. Yummy!

Abby McPlaid August 29, 2012

This has become a family favorite. It goes together very easily, and has a light, fresh taste that we really enjoy. It is also the only marinara I've ever had that doesn't give me killer heartburn! I saute the onions with the garlic, I like that flavor better.

mmyna October 14, 2007

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