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Tangy Marinara Sauce and Angel Hair Pasta

This marinara sauce is so tasty…..the “tangy” taste comes from the combination of herbs, spices, and a splash of white vinegar.

It’s definitely a pantry-friendly recipe because you can use ingredients that are on hand and have a delicious meal in no time at all. 

This sauce tastes great over any type of pasta.  Also, if you have leftover sauce, try freezing it.

It keeps well in the freezer and is so convenient when you need to fix a quick meal.

All you have to do is thaw the sauce, heat it up, boil some pasta, and just like that you have a home cooked meal that is right out of your freezer-pantry.

Let’s check out the ingredients.

Tomato sauce, olive oil, onion, vinegar, Worcestershire sauce, dried oregano, basil, red pepper flakes, parsley, ground black pepper, garlic, parmesan cheese, and spaghetti pasta (or your favorite pasta).

Here’s how to make it.

Dice the onion.

Add the olive oil to a pot and turn the heat to low.

Add the diced onions to the heated oil.

Stir continuously so the onions don’t turn brown.

Dice the garlic.

As the onions start to turn translucent, add the diced garlic and continue stirring.

Add the red pepper flakes.

Continue stirring.

Then stir in the tomato sauce.

Add the water.

Add the ground pepper, dried parsley, dried basil and dried oregano.

Stir all of the herbs and pepper into the sauce.

Add the Worcestershire sauce.

Add the vinegar.

Add 1 ½ teaspoons parmesan cheese.

Stir all ingredients together and salt to taste.  Simmer on low heat for 45 minutes to an hour.

If you prefer a thicker sauce, let simmer longer until it has the desired consistency.

Approximately 3 minutes before serving the dish, add the angel hair pasta to boiling water.

Cook the pasta until it’s al dente according to package instructions.  Drain the pasta and serve with the marinara sauce.

Top each serving with the remaining grated parmesan cheese.

Enjoy!

Tangy Marinara Sauce and Angel Hair Pasta

Yield: Serves 4

Ingredients:

2 cans tomato sauce (15 ounce cans)
1 clove garlic (diced)
½ cup diced onion
¼ teaspoon red pepper flakes
½ cup water
¼ teaspoon ground pepper
½ teaspoon dried parsley
½ teaspoon dried basil
½ teaspoon dried oregano
1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
1 ½ teaspoons white vinegar
¼ teaspoon salt (or salt to taste)
5 1/2 teaspoons grated parmesan cheese (reserve 4 teaspoons for topping the pasta)
2 tablespoons olive oil
4 servings of angel hair pasta (or your favorite pasta)

Directions:

Dice the onion. Add the olive oil to a pot and turn the heat to low. Add the diced onions to the heated oil and stir continuously so the onions don’t turn brown. Dice the garlic. As the onions start to turn translucent, add the diced garlic and continue stirring.

Add the red pepper flakes and continue stirring. Then stir in the tomato sauce. Add the water. Add the ground pepper, dried parsley, dried basil and dried oregano. Stir all of the herbs and pepper into the sauce.

Add the Worcestershire sauce and vinegar. Add 1 ½ teaspoons parmesan cheese. Stir all ingredients together and salt to taste. Simmer on low heat for 45 minutes to an hour. If you prefer a thicker sauce, let simmer longer until it has the desired consistency.

Approximately 3 minutes before serving the dish, add the angel hair pasta to boiling water. Cook the pasta until its al dente according to package instructions. Drain the pasta and serve with the marinara sauce. Top each serving with the remaining grated parmesan cheese.


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9 Comments

  1. Awesome flavour taste like Italian authentic restaurant sauce, just thought touch thin, or have to simmer some time together good thickness

    • Hi Ralph, Thank you so much for your comment. I’m glad you liked the taste and you’re right, for a thicker sauce more simmer time is needed. I’ve updated the recipe to reflect this in case others may like a thicker sauce too.

  2. I’m making this for dinner tonight for my guests who are volunteers for the local animal rescue, rehabilitation and rehoming organization, Saving Whiskers And Tails (SWAT), Ltd. Several of our members are vegetarian, so this recipe, a salad and homemade tomato/basil bread with some vino and we’re set to go!! Thanks so much!

    • Hi Loren, sounds delicious along with salad and the tomato/basil bread. And vino too! The vinegar and salt should give the sauce a subtle kick and to it. For sure give it a taste test to see if the sauce would need a little more of either one. Have a wonderful dinner!

  3. Love this marinara sauce and gorgeous photos as well 🙂

  4. Your photos look amazing! And the tangy marinara sauce with my favorite angel hair pasta looks so delicious! I love the splash of vinegar. I have to try that sometime!

  5. Thank you!….and I’m actually the same way about measuring….sometimes I have to re-make the recipe because I forgot to measure!