Spaghetti with marinara sauce is a traditional Italian dish turned American classic. Marinara is one of the world’s greatest sauces. It complements a variety of foods, from pasta to pizza and flatbread, and makes a delicious dipping sauce for cheese sticksonion rings, and more.

marinara sauce

Marinara is one of the simplest red sauces. It consists of very few ingredients — just olive oil, garlic, tomatoes, herbs, and sometimes onions. This basic recipe is a great cornerstone to build on. Let your creativity turn it into another sauce or embellish with a variety of herbs and spices.

The carrot in this recipe adds a sweetness and cuts through the acidity of the tomatoes, while the Nut and Seed Parmesan makes a yummy topping. You can also add in vegetables or faux meat crumbles to the mix for a heartier meal.

The vegan parmesan in this recipe makes a wonderful topping for salads and other dishes. It adds a bit of crunch and a nutty flavor to many foods.

Make it a Meal

Spaghetti with Marinara Sauce is hearty and filling. Complete the meal with a side of green vegetables, like Brussels Sprouts with Balsamic Reduction or Roasted Romanesco Broccoli.