Quick and Delicious Spaghetti Marinara

    35 minutes

    This is an Italian marinara, meaning a tomato sauce not seafood. It is so simple and delicious. Serve with grated Parmesan if you like.


    Victoria, Australia
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    Serves: 4 

    • 2 (400g) tins diced tomatoes
    • 1 (170g) tin tomato paste
    • 1 teaspoon oregano
    • 1 teaspoon basil
    • 1/4 cup fresh basil, chopped or torn
    • salt and pepper to taste
    • 500g spaghetti

    Preparation:5min  ›  Cook:30min  ›  Ready in:35min 

    1. In a saucepan, combine tinned tomatoes, tomato paste, oregano and dried basil. Bring to a simmer and cook 30 minutes. Season with salt and pepper.
    2. Meanwhile, heat a saucepan of salted water to boiling. Cook the spaghetti, stirring so it doesn't stick, until al dente, about 12 minutes. Drain.
    3. Divide the spaghetti between 4 bowls. Spoon over the tomato sauce and top with torn basil leaves.

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