Recipe courtesy of Food Network Kitchen

Quick and Easy Spaghetti with Marinara Sauce

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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 20 min
  • Active: 20 min
  • Yield: 4
This speedy spaghetti has just five ingredients: pasta, tomatoes, garlic, olive oil and Parmesan.



  1. Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Add the spaghetti and cook according to package directions and then drain.
  2. While the pasta is cooking, puree the tomatoes with their juice in a blender with the garlic cloves, 1 teaspoon salt, and a few grinds of pepper.
  3. Heat the oil in a large heavy skillet over medium-high heat. Careful of it splashing, pour the tomato puree into the hot oil and cook, stirring occasionally, until slightly thickened, about 5 minutes. Add the cooked pasta to the sauce and toss until coated. Season with salt and pepper. Serve with grated Parmesan.