Sunday, January 13, 2013

Best Ever 5-Minute Marinara


5 Minute Red Sauce rivals any Italian restaurant that I have eaten in. Proof that simple can taste even better.

I have been a slow roasted girl most of my life (hence the name "The Slow Roasted Italian").  I have a love for that flavor that is imparted into sauces after hours and hours of roasting in an oven like my favorite oven roasted sauce.  But who has time for that?

I fell in love.  Imagine a sauce that can be put together in 5 minutes that will give you a fantastic richness.  No one will ever know how easy this is, unless you share the secret.

There are so many names for red sauce.  I grew up with my dad calling it red gravy.  So, what do you call it?  Red sauce (American-Italian)?  Red gravy (very Italian)? Tomato sauce (slightly Italian)? Marinara sauce (southern Italian)?  Spaghetti sauce (American)?

Enjoy!

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Recipes that you will love this marinara in:

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Crockpot Meatballs and Marinara




Yield: 1 (24 ounce) jar

5 Minute Marinara

5 Minute Red Sauce rivals any Italian restaurant that I have eaten in. Proof that simple can taste even better.
prep time: 2 MINScook time: 3 MINStotal time: 5 mins

Ingredients

  • 1 (14.5-ounce) can fire roasted tomatoes with garlic
  • 1 (15-ounce) can tomato sauce
  • 1 tablespoon Italian seasoning
  • 1 tablespoon granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon fresh ground black pepper
  • pinch crushed red pepper flakes (for hot use 1/2 - 1 teaspoon)

Instructions

  1. Combine ingredients in a blender.  Pulse until pureed. 
  2. Pour into a medium saucepan over medium-high heat.  Stir to combine.  
  3. Cook until warmed through, about 3 minutes.  Serve and enjoy.



3 comments:

  1. I bought a Vitamix after reading your blog. Please continue to post recipes using this fantastic machine.

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