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Wednesday, April 24, 2013

30-Minute Marinara

Lets talk about marinara sauce.

The simple kind.

The kind that allows you to dump some ingredients into a pot and then you walk away.

The kind that tastes slow cooked but really only took 30 minutes.

The kind that I crave.

The kind that I made last week.

Every grandma from Italy is probably frowning at this recipe, but you know, it works for me.  It's easy, budget friendly and can be used in various ways.

A bread stick dunker.

The base for a lasagna.

Sauce on a homemade pizza.

Should I keep going?

30-Minute Marinara
28 oz. crushed tomatoes
1 T. each of garlic powder, parsley, Italian seasoning and onion flakes

Place all ingredients into a small stockpot and let simmer for 30 minutes, stirring occasionally.  Use immediately or freeze for later use.

We used this sauce for dippers with garlic bread sticks....you know, to TEST it.  Make sure that it was edible.  The Little Miss was practically drinking the stuff.  She must take after me.  I did claim once that after hot water to bathe in, I'd pick marinara, followed closely by chocolate.

Will you try this easy, simple marinara sauce?


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Would you like to see a "Weekly Wednesday", "Thursday Things" or even a "Friday Follows"?  This would be where I wouldn't necessarily post a recipe, but rather talk about whatever is on my mind.  What I'm reading, what TV shows I'm watching, what food trends I'm following, etc.

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  1. So easy. So many marinaras are full of sugar. It's crazy!

  2. Looks delicious! I love a good marinara. Must try this.

  3. Looks amazing. You need to post about those cheese sticks in the picture! Mmmmmm!

  4. Jolene (www.everydayfoodie.ca)April 24, 2013 at 11:50 AM

    I love how easy that is! I agree with Jenna, you should post the recipe for the cheese sticks!

  5. Myblessedlife2002.wordpress.coApril 24, 2013 at 9:13 PM

    Sounds delish. I'm always looking for good dairy and egg free recipes. This will be made in my house in the future! I say post whatever you want to post! :-) (That's what I do!)