Tonight’s spaghetti sauce….

Tonight I made a marinara sauce to go with our pasta (will share the recipe in a bit because it was something that was WONDERFUL and the family really loved it!).   Anyhow, I made sure I measured everything out and got it delicious so that I could share this recipe with a dear young friend that has a little angel with dietary restrictions.   She has been using the packets of seasoning mix for spaghetti sauce, and she can’t use them anymore.   SO, here’s what I made tonight… was DELICIOUS, and H declared it the best spaghetti sauce I’ve ever made 🙂

Quick & Easy Marinara Sauce with Mushrooms

  • 1 small onion, diced
  • 2 cloves garlic, finely minced
  • 5 mushrooms, chopped
  • 1/2 cup white wine or chicken broth (I prefer wine, it gives a nice sweetness)
  • 1 15oz. can petite diced tomatoes
  • 2 15 oz cans tomato sauce
  • 1 medium bay leaf (approx. 1 1/2 inches long by about 3/4 inch wide)
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons dried basil leaves
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano leaves
  • salt & pepper to taste

In a 3 quart sauce pan, saute onions, garlic & mushrooms until onions are translucent and mushrooms are soft.   Add white wine and let cook at high heat until the wine is reduced to approx. 2 tablespoons (you should BARELY be able to see any moisture in the veggies), add diced tomatoes and let simmer until most of the juice is evaporated, add 2 cans of tomato sauce, bay leaf, basil & oregano.  Reduce heat to low and simmer very lightly for 15 minutes.  Check seasoning and add salt & pepper if necessary before serving.

This was simple and was ready to serve in about 30 minutes.

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2 Responses to Tonight’s spaghetti sauce….

  1. Pingback: Lori4SquareMom’s Place » Tonight’s Pasta Bake

  2. Brittany says:

    This was EXCELLENT! We enjoyed it and it was very easy and quick to make. 🙂

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