Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Frugal Recipe Test Drive: Creamy Marinara Sauce!

Craving pasta? Then you MUST try this awesome recipe that Annie sent me!

Creamy Marinara Sauce
  • 1 can tomato paste
  • 1 can (8 oz.) tomato sauce
  • 3 cans (14.xx oz.) diced tomatoes (I'm up to my ears in tomatoes so I used fresh)
  • 4 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 1/4 medium onion, finely chopped (I substituted a few sprinkles of onion powder)
  • 3/4 C. sour cream
  • 1/4 C. parmesan
  • 1/4 C. shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 2 T. basil
  • 1 T. olive oil
  • 1 1/2 tsp. oregano
Simmer on low for 25-30 minutes all ingredients after mixing thoroughly. Garnish with parsley, if desired.

This sauce was sooo good! It was so simple and I had everything (except for the onion) already on hand! Thanks again Annie for this wonderful recipe- it's a new favorite!

3 gave me some sugar:

Jamie said...

Oh Yum! I've been reading all these posts about homemade marinara sauce. I must try it soon!

Lisa B. said...

This is a lot like the recipe for the Olive Garden's sauce for their Lasagna Rollatini with sausage. It's so easy and yummy!

I had to change my url to my blog, so be sure to update your link. :)

Lindsay said...

Lisa - updating now! :)