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Thursday, January 13, 2011

Quick, Easy and Healthy Homemade Marinara



Today Janelle from Comfy In The Kitchen is guest posting - she writes: "This recipe comes from my dear friend Mindy…we have been friends for literally our entire lives…our parents are friends and our mom’s were pregnant with us at the same time! What a blessing it is to have a life-long friend. She also comes from an Italian family who loves to cook! Mindy made this dish for me at my house a few years ago and left the recipe…Since then, I have made it over and over. It is so simple and so Bellisimo (as she would say)! The fresh herbs and garlic make this sauce!"

Crushed tomatoes, olive oil, chicken bouillon, parsley, basil, garlic, onion, black pepper, angel hair pasta There is no secret to chopping fresh herbs...but it is well worth the extra effort! Just bunch together and start chopping into small pieces. (You may substitute dry herbs for fresh- I do it all the time)


Then, take 4 cloves apart from the head of garlic and peel/chop into fine pieces.


Pour 1/4 cup of olive oil in a pot (enough to cover the bottom of the pot) and set on medium heat
Dice onion

Saute onions and garlic in olive oil until tender


Start boiling water for noodles...I add a touch of oil in my water to prevent the noodles from sticking (a little trick my grandma taught me)


Add noodles and boil- Angel Hair does not take long to cook..go by package instructions for al dente (appx 5 mins)


Drain well



Back to the sauce! Add bouillon, parsley, basil and pepper into the onion mixture and stir well for 1 min.
Add crushed tomatoes and bring to a boil for 15 mins
Add 3/4 cup of water

Let simmer for 10 more mins


Voila! Bellisimo!!! My hubby thinks it is hilarious I eat my pasta with a spoon and fork...:)


Quick, Easy and Healthy Homemade Marinara
2 28 oz cans crushed tomatoes
2 tsp chicken bouillon
2 tsp fresh parsley (chopped)
1 tsp fresh basil (chopped)
4 cloves fresh garlic (diced)
1 medium onion (diced)
¼ cup olive oil
3/4 cup water
black pepper to taste

1 Package of Angel Hair Pasta( or any pasta of your liking).


Pour olive oil in large pot and turn burner onto medium/high heat. Saute diced onion and garlic in olive oil until tender. Add bouillon, parsley, basil in onion mixture for 1 min. Add crushed tomatoes and bring to a boil for 15 mins. Add ½ can of water and let boil 10 more mins. Serve over Angel Hair pasta of your choice. MMMmmm…


Thank you so much Janelle for a another dynamite recipe!


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14 Comments:

Blogger Claire said...

Oh yum!

This sounds delicious - I must try it soon.

Cxx

January 14, 2011 at 4:31 AM  
Blogger 21st Century Housewife© said...

Looks absolutely wonderful! Thank you for the recipe!

January 14, 2011 at 5:36 AM  
Blogger Susan said...

Yummy!
I eat mine with a spoon and fork, too! I roll it up on the fork ... less messy

January 14, 2011 at 7:41 AM  
Blogger Sam {fitnessfoodandfaith.blogspot.com} said...

GREAT recipe! i've been looking for a homemade pasta sauce. thanks for the post :)

January 14, 2011 at 9:15 AM  
Anonymous Cathy B. @ Brightbakes said...

so homey and comforting! Looks perfect for a winter evening meal in Northwoods Wisconsin!
love,
cathy b.@ brightbakes

January 14, 2011 at 10:49 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thanks for the recipe! I am a college student and I find such incredible inspiration from your blog. It has really strengthened my walk with God.

This has nothing to do with your post but it's the only place I can contact you. I have some questions regarding the baptism of the Holy Spirit... I have some friends who have talked to me about being baptized in the Holy Spirit and I guess I don't really understand it. Would you mind giving me your thoughts on it? I haven't even heard of it until now and I really admire your knowledge of the Word and how you are able to clarify things.

Thank you SO much!

January 14, 2011 at 3:16 PM  
Anonymous Anna said...

I've been relying on canned pasta sauce but would really like to do homemade! Thanks for this recipe!

January 14, 2011 at 3:30 PM  
Blogger Courtney (Women Living Well) said...

Anonymous - This is too deep of a theological question to go into here but here is a link to John Piper's site where he explains the baptism of the Spirit

http://www.desiringgod.org/resource-library/sermons/this-is-he-who-baptizes-with-the-holy-spirit

Much Love,
Courtney

January 14, 2011 at 3:55 PM  
Blogger Darlene Schacht said...

I swear that I could smell that cooking!! Spagetti is one of my favorite things, but I always prefer to eat it when someone else makes it. It's like a huge treat for me.

January 14, 2011 at 8:47 PM  
Blogger Janelle Nehrenz said...

Thanks ladies!! Susan... Great minds! Lol! Darlene I would so have you over for dinner!!! Have a wonderful weekend! Love, janelle

January 15, 2011 at 9:56 AM  
Blogger Roxanna said...

This sounds so good! I am definitely going to try it. I've always wanted to make my own sauce...

January 15, 2011 at 1:53 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thank you so much for the link :) Very helpful. I appreciate it!

January 16, 2011 at 12:35 AM  
Blogger Toni said...

Oh my, thank you! This is TOTALLY my kind of recipe and I can't wait to make it for my family.
Blessings,
Toni

January 18, 2011 at 10:44 PM  
Blogger Mary said...

This pasta sauce looks so yummy. I will definitely be adding it to my families menu. Thanks so much for sharing it.
I absolutely LOVE your blog. So much grace here. Thank you for blessing my day!

January 19, 2011 at 1:00 PM  

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