Easy Spaghetti Marinara

"Easy, fast supper. Add meat if you like."
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  • Cook spaghetti according to box directions, drain well.
  • Meanwhile, in lg saucepan, over med heat, saute garlic in oil for 2 minutes.
  • Add parsley, onion, tomatoes, bay leaves, salt and pepper.
  • Bring to a boil.
  • Reduce heat, cover and simmer 15 minutes.
  • Add basil, serve over spaghetti.

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  1. 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.
  2. 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!
  3. 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.
  4. Great, easy recipe! I didn't have onion, but otherwise followed the recipe and it was very tasty with angel hair pasta. I would suggest reserving some of the tomato juice to make a thicker sauce; mine never thickened much in the simmering.


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