Angel Hair with Marinara Pasta
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Tangy Marinara Sauce and Angel Hair Pasta

Quick and easy marinara pasta for any day of the week.
Course Main Course
Cuisine Italian
Keyword Marinara Sauce, Pasta and Marinara Sauce, Pasta Sauce
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 15 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 30 minutes
Servings 4
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Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/2 cup diced onion
  • 1 clove garlic peeled and diced
  • 2 cans (15 ounces each) tomato sauce
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried red pepper flakes
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt or salt to taste
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried parsley
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano leaves
  • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons white vinegar
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons grated Parmesan cheese for the sauce

For the Pasta:

  • 4 servings of angel hair pasta or your favorite pasta
  • Water for boiling the pasta
  • 3 teaspoons salt for boiling the pasta
  • 2 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese for topping the pasta dish

Instructions

For the Marinara Sauce:

  • Heat a medium size pot on low heat and add olive oil. 
  • To the pan, add diced onions and continuously stir.  When the onions start to turn translucent add diced garlic and continuously stir.
  • Then stir in the tomato sauce, water, dried red pepper flakes, salt, pepper, dried parsley, dried basil and dried oregano. Stir together.
  • To the pan, add Worcestershire sauce, vinegar and Parmesan cheese.  Stir all ingredients together. 
  • Simmer uncovered on low heat for 45 minutes to an hour.  Stir occasionally.  If a thicker sauce is preferred, let simmer longer until it has the desired consistency.
  • Transfer a small spoonful of sauce to a small bowl.  Let cool enough for a taste test it.  Add more salt to the sauce if needed.

For the Pasta:

  • Approximately 3 minutes before serving the dish, add the angel hair pasta to boiling water with salt.
  • Cook the pasta until its al-dente according to package instructions. 
  • Drain the pasta (don't rinse).  
    Don’t rinse the pasta after cooking it. When pasta is rinsed, the starch is removed. The starch on pasta helps to hold and absorb the sauce so it’s important to keep the starch on the pasta.
  • Serve with the pasta right away topped with warm marinara sauce. 
  • Top each serving with the grated Parmesan cheese.

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Notes

TIP:

  1. Don’t rinse the pasta after cooking it. When pasta is rinsed, the starch is removed. The starch on pasta helps to hold and absorb the sauce so it’s important to keep the starch on the pasta.