Spaghetti with marinara sauce has been one of my favorite meals since I was a kid. I remember eating it growing up two or three times a week – I was unrelenting in requesting it for dinner. When I got to college and was living in a kitchen-less dorm room, I figured out how to make it in a microwave. Nowadays, I don’t eat it quite as often, but I do almost always have a box of noodles and a jar of sauce in the pantry just in case the craving hits me again.
Now I’ve figured out how to make basic jarred marinara sauce taste even better. And it’s incredibly easy! I hope you can tell from the above picture how creamy this pasta sauce was.
My secret ingredient for super creamy marinara sauce is…
All you have to do is mix about 1/4 of a cup of cream cheese into the marinara sauce over medium heat on the stove. Stir it until it blends in and gets creamy.
I’ve ate this twice this last week. It’s really good.
The “meatballs” are the sweet potato kale balls from Cupcake Punk. I’m sure they would have been delicious if I hadn’t forgotten they were in the oven and burnt the crap out of them.
There’s a giveaway over at Vegan Noms for the book Becoming Vegan. The contest ends October 19th. Head over there for a chance to win!
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October 14, 2011 at 9:58 am
what an awesome idea! i go home for my lunch breaks to walk julie and i was planning on making brown rice pasta ‘n marinara today – totally gonna try this out. it sounds delicious and looks great, too!
October 14, 2011 at 10:57 am
What a great idea! I never thought to make it creamier by adding vegan cream cheese! Thanks. Love Vegan Mofo to find all these great blogs.
October 14, 2011 at 12:08 pm
**gasp** this looks delightful! i must try this. thanks for the inspiration ❤