Spaghetti with Marinara Sauce

Get ready to gobble up your new family favorite - a one-pot spaghetti meal doused in homemade marinara sauce - dinner ready in under an hour!

  • prep time 20 min
  • total time 50 min
  • ingredients 13
  • servings 4

Ingredients

1
medium onion
2
cloves garlic or 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
1
small green bell pepper
1
tablespoon olive or vegetable oil
1
can (14.5 oz) diced tomatoes, undrained
1
can (8 oz) tomato sauce
1
tablespoon chopped fresh or 1 teaspoon dried basil leaves
1 1/2
teaspoons chopped fresh or 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano leaves
1/4
teaspoon salt
1/4
teaspoon fennel seed, if desired
1/8
teaspoon pepper
1/2
teaspoon salt (for cooking spaghetti), if desired
8
oz uncooked spaghetti
  • 1 Peel and chop the onion to measure 1/2 cup. Peel and finely chop the garlic. Cut the bell pepper in half lengthwise, and cut out seeds and membrane. Chop enough bell pepper to measure 1/4 cup. Wrap any remaining bell pepper with plastic wrap and refrigerate.
  • 2 In a 2-quart saucepan, heat the oil over medium heat 1 to 2 minutes. Add the onion, garlic and bell pepper. Cook 2 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  • 3 Stir in the tomatoes with their liquid, tomato sauce, basil, oregano, 1/4 teaspoon salt, the fennel seed and pepper. Heat to boiling over high heat. Once mixture is boiling, reduce heat just enough so mixture bubbles gently and does not spatter.
  • 4 Cover with lid; cook 35 minutes, stirring about every 10 minutes to make sure mixture is just bubbling gently and to prevent sticking. Lower the heat if the sauce is bubbling too fast.
  • 5 After the sauce has been cooking about 20 minutes, fill a 4-quart Dutch oven about half full of water. Add 1/2 teaspoon salt if desired. Cover with lid; heat over high heat until the water is boiling rapidly. Add the spaghetti. Heat to boiling again. Boil uncovered 8 to 10 minutes, stirring frequently, until tender but not mushy.
  • 6 Place a strainer or colander in the sink. Pour the spaghetti in the strainer to drain. Serve with the tomato sauce.
  • Nutrition Information

    NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

    Serving Size: 1 Serving
    Calories
    340
    (
    Calories from Fat
    45),
    % Daily Value
    Total Fat
    5g
    5%
    (Saturated Fat
    1g,
    1%
    Trans Fat
    0g
    0%
    ),
    Cholesterol
    0mg
    0%;
    Sodium
    580mg
    580%;
    Total Carbohydrate
    62g
    62%
    (Dietary Fiber
    5g
    5%
      Sugars
    7g
    7%
    ),
    Protein
    11g
    11%
    ;
    % Daily Value*:
    Vitamin A
    8%;
    Vitamin C
    25%;
    Calcium
    6%;
    Iron
    20%;
    Exchanges:
    3 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 2 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1/2 Fat;
    Carbohydrate Choices:
    4
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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