Homemade Marinara Sauce with Janelle

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Good Afternoon sister. I will have to say that I love Tuesday with Janelle because I did not grow up in the kitchen. I met Janelle at the beginning of the this year and I will tell you that I LOVE to cook because of her easy, of course yummy recipes. I feel like I have been cooking my whole life.
I was not confident in my kitchen and to ask questions, well that would be embarrassing. After meeting Janelle she was able to show us that we can start any where in our kitchen and get comfy. I am so blessed that I have met her and that she takes the time to teach us that did not have the privilege of growing up in the kitchen to get comfy!
Janelle blogs over at Comfy in the Kitchen  and has SO many recipes for any occasion. Today she will be sharing with us “Homemade Marinara Sauce”. I can not wait to try this recipe because I have been looking for a sauce for my spaghetti and I hope the kids love it.

When you get a moment stop on over to Janelle Blog and let her know I sent you. Every Friday she has a link up called Feasting in Fellowship Fridays!

“This recipe comes from my dear friend Mindy…we have been friends for literally our entire lives…our parents are friends and our mom’s were pregnant with us at the same time! What a blessing it is to have a life-long friend. She also comes from an Italian family who loves to cook! Mindy made this dish for me at my house a few years ago and left the recipe…Since then, I have made it over and over. It is so simple and so Bellisimo (as she would say)! The fresh herbs and garlic make this sauce!”

Crushed tomatoes, olive oil, chicken bouillon, parsley, basil, garlic, onion, black pepper, angel hair pasta

There is no secret to chopping fresh herbs…but it is well worth the extra effort! Just bunch together and start chopping into small pieces. (You may substitute dry herbs for fresh- I do it all the time)

Then, take 4 cloves apart from the head of garlic and peel/chop into fine pieces.

Pour 1/4 cup of olive oil in a pot (enough to cover the bottom of the pot) and set on medium heat

Dice onion

Saute onions and garlic in olive oil until tender

Start boiling water for noodles…I add a touch of oil in my water to prevent the noodles from sticking (a little trick my grandma taught me)

Add noodles and boil- Angel Hair does not take long to cook..go by package instructions for al dente (appx 5 mins)

Drain well

Back to the sauce! Add bouillon, parsley, basil and pepper into the onion mixture and stir well for 1 min.

Add crushed tomatoes and bring to a boil for 15 mins

Add 3/4 cup of water

Let simmer for 10 more mins

Voila! Bellisimo!!! My hubby thinks it is hilarious I eat my pasta with a spoon and fork…:)

Quick, Easy and Healthy Homemade Marinara

2 28 oz cans crushed tomatoes

2 tsp chicken bouillon

2 tsp fresh parsley (chopped)

1 tsp fresh basil (chopped)

4 cloves fresh garlic (diced)

1 medium onion (diced)

¼ cup olive oil

3/4 cup water

black pepper to taste

1 Package of Angel Hair Pasta( or any pasta of your liking).

Pour olive oil in large pot and turn burner onto medium/high heat. Saute diced onion and garlic in olive oil until tender. Add bouillon, parsley, basil in onion mixture for 1 min. Add crushed tomatoes and bring to a boil for 15 mins. Add ½ can of water and let boil 10 more mins. Serve over Angel Hair pasta of your choice. MMMmmm…


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Loving Him Greatly,

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I am a sinner saved by grace trying to move through this broken world as a wife, mom and homeschooler. I have 3 gorgeous sons {24, 17 & 11} and a wonderful husband of 13 years, that have my heart! I don't have all the answers however sharing my life with you in hopes that it will drawer you closer to Him. I pray that when you leave here you walk away knowing Him better.

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