Heart Healthy Spaghetti with Marinara Sauce Recipe
In a large skillet, heat oil over medium-high heat until hot. Add onion, garlic, salt and pepper and sauté for 4 to 5 minutes, or until onion is softened. Add tomatoes and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer until sauce thickens, about 15 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add parsley and simmer for another 5 minutes, stirring occasionally.
Meanwhile, cook pasta according to package directions until just tender. In a colander, drain pasta and return pasta to pot. Add 1/4 cup tomato sauce to pasta and toss to coat.
Transfer pasta to bowls and top with remaining sauce, cheese and additional parsley, if desired.
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About This Healthy Recipe
Looking for a quick and easy dinner? Nothing beats spaghetti with marinara sauce. With this healthy homemade marinara sauce, you’ll never go back to jarred sauce again. The healthy spaghetti sauce comes together quickly and easily with just a can of crushed tomatoes along with some onion and spices. Spread the sauce over some multi-grain or whole-wheat spaghetti and you have a family-friendly pasta meal the kids are sure to love. Your heart will love the fact that this healthy pasta recipe has less sodium than jarred sauce and 0g of saturated fat. There’s also 10g of fiber, which is good for your heart and helps you feel full so you can better manage your weight. This healthy spaghetti sauce can easily be made ahead and then just heated up when you’re ready to eat. It also freezes well, making it a great option for meal prep.