Sunday, February 14, 2010

Simple Marinara Sauce

In the time it takes to boil water and cook the pasta, this sauce should be done! For the purpose of the budget menus I suggest using a preseasoned sauce that you amend so you don't have to buy all of the herbs. Dice 1 Small Onion. Preheat sauce pan over medium heat. Add 1 TBL Olive Oil (or Canola if you don't have it). Saute onion quickly while stirring for about 2 minutes. Add 2 Cans Hunts Pasta Sauce. When buying these, pick whatever flavors you like, they can be but don't have to be alike. Stir until combined. Let sauce increase in heat until you get a slight bubble. Turn heat to low and let cook another 15 minutes. Add S&P and italian seasonings if you have them, using basil, oregano, red pepper flakes and parsly. Serve over hot pasta!
For a variaiton, roast vegetables in the oven. Toss peeled and cubed Eggplant, 1/2 " Sliced Zucinni and quartered Roma Tomatoes lightly in olive oil and S&P to taste. Preheat oven to 375 and roast for 50-60 miunutes. Immediately put vegetables in the sauce. Serve over pasta.

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