Chef Dad’s 10 Minute Marinara

Posted: Updated:
(Source: 3TV/ CBS 5) (Source: 3TV/ CBS 5)

For a decadent sauce to top your favorite pasta, try making Chef Dad's 10 Minute Marinara! 

INGREDIENTS:

15 oz. Can of Tomato Sauce*

15 oz. Can Chopped Tomatoes (preferably Italian) *

2 Tbsp. Olive Oil

4 Garlic Cloves (diced or chopped fine)

1 Tbsp. Basil Flakes

1 tsp. Onion Powder

1 tsp. Sugar

1 tsp. Kosher Salt

¼ tsp. Black Pepper

COOKING:

  1. Warm up a medium sized sauce pan over medium heat.  When hot, add olive oil then garlic and sauté for only 30 seconds.  Add your tomato sauce and diced tomatoes then stir.  Now add the basil, onion powder, sugar, salt & pepper.  Stir well to combine.
  2. Once the sauce starts simmering, cover pan then reduce heat to medium low then let simmer for about 7-8 minutes.  Taste for seasoning adjustment, if any.  Serve immediately or store for up to one week.

Cook’s Notes: Make sure you have fresh grated parmesan to top off your sauce & pasta.  If you like veggies like bell peppers or mushrooms in your sauce, sauté them until tender prior to adding to your sauce during step #1.  Remember not to make your pasta until the sauce is done.  The sauce can stand by while the pasta cooks, but not vice versa. 

*When it comes to canned tomatoes, I strongly recommend you look in the organic section of your grocery store.  The quality and results are like night & day.  Muir Glen makes a great tomato sauce in a 15 oz. can.  When it comes to the chopped tomatoes, look for an Italian brand in the organic section.

For the meat sauce:

Add ½ lb. Seasoned & sautéed ground chuck to each batch. 

Allow this sauce to simmer for 30 minutes.

MORE FROM CHEF DAD:

RECIPE: Chef Dad's Italian Pasta Salad

RECIPE: One-skillet Lemon Chicken

RECIPE: Healthy Breakfast Cookies

Click/tap here to download the free azfamily mobile app.

Copyright 2017 KPHO/KTVK (KPHO Broadcasting Corporation). All rights reserved.


  • Social Connect

  • Contact

    AZ Family
  • Featured VideoMore>>

  • Duck boat tragedy: 17 dead, including 9 from one family

    Duck boat tragedy: 17 dead, including 9 from one family

    Friday, July 20 2018 6:30 PM EDT2018-07-20 22:30:58 GMT
    A family places flowers on vehicles of the victims of the Ride The Ducks accident on July 20, 2018 in Branson, Missouri. (Photo by Michael Thomas/Getty Images)A family places flowers on vehicles of the victims of the Ride The Ducks accident on July 20, 2018 in Branson, Missouri. (Photo by Michael Thomas/Getty Images)

    Seventeen people were killed and several were injured after a duck boat capsized and sank on Table Rock Lake in Stone County, Missouri, near Branson, Thursday night.

    More >

    Seventeen people were killed and several were injured after a duck boat capsized and sank on Table Rock Lake in Stone County, Missouri, near Branson, Thursday night.

    More >
  • 17 killed, including 9 members from one family, in Missouri duck boat sinking

    17 killed, including 9 members from one family, in Missouri duck boat sinking

    Friday, July 20 2018 4:47 PM EDT2018-07-20 20:47:27 GMT
    Several people are dead after a tourist boat overturned and sank in a lake near Branson, Missouri, during a thunderstorm. (Courtesy of Tony Burkhart via CNN)Several people are dead after a tourist boat overturned and sank in a lake near Branson, Missouri, during a thunderstorm. (Courtesy of Tony Burkhart via CNN)

    Seventeen people, including children, died Friday after a duck boat carrying tourists capsized and sank in a lake during a thunderstorm in Branson, Missouri.

    More >

    Seventeen people, including children, died Friday after a duck boat carrying tourists capsized and sank in a lake during a thunderstorm in Branson, Missouri.

    More >
  • Pharmacist refuses to fill transgender woman's hormone therapy prescription

    Pharmacist refuses to fill transgender woman's hormone therapy prescription

    Friday, July 20 2018 4:39 PM EDT2018-07-20 20:39:55 GMT
    Hilde Hall says a pharmacist refused to fill her prescription for hormone therapy to begin her transition to a woman. (Source: ACLU of Arizona)Hilde Hall says a pharmacist refused to fill her prescription for hormone therapy to begin her transition to a woman. (Source: ACLU of Arizona)
    Hilde Hall says a pharmacist refused to fill her prescription for hormone therapy to begin her transition to a woman. (Source: ACLU of Arizona)Hilde Hall says a pharmacist refused to fill her prescription for hormone therapy to begin her transition to a woman. (Source: ACLU of Arizona)

    A transgender woman who was just starting hormone therapy hit a roadblock when a local pharmacist refused to fill her prescription. 

    More >

    A transgender woman who was just starting hormone therapy hit a roadblock when a local pharmacist refused to fill her prescription. 

    More >