Smooth Marinara Spaghetti

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This smooth marinara spaghetti recipe features a rich and flavorful tomato sauce that’s perfect for coating strands of spaghetti. It’s a classic comfort food dish that’s quick to make and satisfying.

Prep Time 5 mins Cook Time 18 mins Total Time 23 mins Difficulty: Beginner Servings: 1 Calories: 300-400 per serving Best Season: Suitable throughout the year



  1. Bring a pot of salted water to a boil. Add the spaghetti and cook according to the package instructions until al dente. Drain and set aside, reserving some pasta water.
  2. While the spaghetti is cooking, heat olive oil in a pan over medium heat. Add the minced garlic and sauté for about 1 minute until fragrant.
  3. Pour in the smooth marinara sauce and stir to combine. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  4. Let the sauce simmer for about 10-15 minutes, stirring occasionally, to allow the flavors to meld together. If the sauce becomes too thick, you can thin it out with a bit of reserved pasta water.
  5. Once the sauce is ready, add the cooked spaghetti to the pan with the sauce. Toss well to coat the spaghetti evenly with the sauce.
  6. Transfer the spaghetti and sauce to a plate or bowl.
  7. Sprinkle with grated Parmesan cheese and garnish with fresh basil leaves if desired.


  • Feel free to add cooked ground beef or turkey for extra protein.
  • You can also sneak in finely chopped vegetables like carrots, onions, or bell peppers into the sauce for added nutrition.
Keywords: Smooth marinara sauce, Spaghetti noodles, Italian cuisine, Homemade marinara, Simple pasta recipe

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