Kimmie Bee’s Simple Marinara


My son had a school basketball game (still undefeated .. woo hoo) and had travel basketball practice just a few hours after his game ended. I was busy running errands during the day and didn’t take anything out of the freezer to make for dinner. Sigh! No problem! Here is where a well stocked pantry comes in handy.  A quick sauté of some veggies and my go to Trader Joe’s bottled marinara sauce and dinner was on the table in less than thirty minutes. Success!!!

You will need:

3 T olive oil

1 carrot, sliced

1 medium onion, chopped

1 small package of baby portobellos, sliced

6 sun dried tomatoes, packed in oil, chopped

3 cloves of garlic, minced

1/2 t oregano or Italian seasoning

1 t red pepper flakes

1 t salt

1 jar of Trader Joe’s marinara (or your favorite brand)

1 lb of angel hair pasta, cooked according to the package

Heat a deep sauté pan or Dutch oven over medium high heat. Add the olive oil, carrot, mushrooms, onion and sun dried tomatoes. Cook for 3 minutes, stirring occasionally.

Add the garlic and spices and cook for an additional minute. Add the marinara and lower the heat to a simmer. Cook for 3 to 5 minutes.

Serve over angel hair pasta and garnish with fresh Parmesan cheese.


* For my local friends, I’d be happy to help you stock your pantry with essentials *

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