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Easy Spaghetti Recipe With Marinara Sauce

Chef Cindy Mooney , On September 24, 2022


How to Prepare This Easy Spaghetti Marinara Recipe

Difficulty: Easy

Time: 15min

Serves: 6 People

Cost: Low

Easy Spaghetti Marinara Recipe Description

This easy spaghetti marinara recipe is a simple but far from trivial recipe. As a true Italian classic it is subject to infinite variations to find the perfect balance of flavors, the right creaminess and sweetness, starting from the type of tomato used (San Marzano, Roma, Cherry, or Oxheart Tomatoes). This classic first course is a real test for those who love to prepare it at home, but also for star chefs who jealously guard the secrets of their perfect versions. Variations of this easy marinara spaghetti recipe with marinara sauce which is also an Italian classic can have different sauces.

This easy marinara spaghetti recipe with marinara sauce with peeled tomatoes cooking slowly over low heat and the scent of fresh basil leaves will make you feel like you’re eating this in Italy.

Cooking Tools For This easy marinara spaghetti recipe

  • Pot

  • Mixing Scoop

  • Tongs

  • Mixing Bowl

Ingredients for This easy Spaghetti Marinara Recipe

  • Spaghetti 0.8 lb

  • Extra virgin olive oil 2 ¼ tbsp

  • Basil to taste

  • ¼ Minced white onion

  • Peeled tomatoes 28 oz

  • Garlic 1 clove

  • Kosher Salt to taste

Directions of this easy Spaghetti Recipe:

  1. To make spaghetti with marinara sauce, start by preparing the sauce, which is very similar to a tomato sauce (also considered one of the 5 mother sauces). Pour the extra virgin olive oil in a pan with the peeled and halved garlic clove (1), so you can remove the core and make the scent more delicate. Cook for 2 minutes over high heat, add the peeled tomatoes (2) and salt (3).

  2. Spaghetti Recipe Sauce

    Prepare Sauce

  3. Cover with a lid and cook for at least 1 hour over very low heat: the sauce should simmer gently (4). Mix it from time to time. After this time, remove the garlic (5) and pass the tomatoes through a sieve (6) to obtain a smooth and homogeneous puree.

  4. Spaghetti Recipe Sauce

    Slowly Simmer

  5. Pour the sauce (7) back into the pan, turn the heat to very low and add the basil leaves (8). After a few minutes, turn off the sauce and keep it warm. All you have to do now is cook the pasta in plenty of boiling salted water (9).

  6. Spaghetti Recipe Sauce

    After the Sauce Cook the Spaghetti

  7. Drain the spaghetti al dente directly into the sauce 10 and stir for a few moments over high heat to mix everything together (11). Your spaghetti with tomato sauce is ready, all you have to do is serve it, garnished with fresh basil to taste (12)!

  8. Spaghetti Recipe Sauce

    Drain the spaghetti and enjoy

Spaghetti Recipe Serving Suggestions

You can prepare the sauce a little in advance or keep it in the refrigerator for up to 2-3 days, provided it is well covered with plastic wrap or in an airtight glass container. If you prefer you can also freeze the sauce.
A tip for the spaghetti recipe sauce is to cook the tomato sauce for longer for a tastier sauce. For more intense color, add a little tomato paste.
To have your spaghetti recipe with a protein you can prepare a healthy baked tilapia recipe as a main course to be accompanied by this spaghetti and tomato sauce recipe.
If you liked this easy spaghetti marinara recipe enjoy using our tomato sauce recipe for your pasta.

Chef Cindy Mooney

With a personal mission to spread the good name of nutrition through mouthwatering recipes, Chef Cindy's philosophy around nutrition is deeply rooted in food as medicine. In the kitchen, she offers a conscious, restorative, and functional approach to cooking; an approach she has cultivated during her years working in farm-to-table restaurants.