Angel Hair Creamy Marinara Recipe

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In under an hour you can have this Angel Hair Creamy Marinara Recipe on the table.

 

I am what you call a pasta girl. Always have been, always will be. Italian food is one of my favorites. All that garlic, oh and the cheese and carbs.

 

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My best friend Cassie and I are obsessed with the Local Italian. We frequent it way too often,  bread, pasta, tiramisu? Sign us up!

I also love cooking at home, hence this blog. I’ve used Barilla pasta for years, like this lasagna I made a few years ago. The pasta is always spot on. I tend to stick to brands and become a brand snob once I know they are trustworthy. The pasta tastes good and is fairly priced. Yup, I am Barilla snob.

 

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When we have a girls night in we tend to eat cheat foods. Mainly because I love to cook or prepare cheat foods. Nothing beats cheese and crackers to start, with of course some salami, prosciutto or pancetta. Then pasta, because pasta. And garlic bread, because I would eat garlic bread for every meal if I could. Theres a garlic bread lovers Instagram account that just makes memes of garlic bread lovers, it makes me and my friend Nicole laugh!!

 

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Let’s be honest though, girls night in would not be complete without wine. I’m not a wine snob but I ain’t drinking that $2 stuff. And when I am making a sauce, I love to add some wine in it. Cooking with booze is the best. It forces me to crack open the bottle before guests arrive, my rough life.

 

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I tend to go for more approachable wines, for white I love a good fruity wine with those buttery vibes. So grabbing a bottle of the Clos du Bois Chardonnay was perfect. It went perfectly in this sauce and perfectly in my wine glass. Only problem was there seemed to be a leak in my wine glass, I had to keep refilling. Oops!

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This Creamy Marinara with Angel Hair was perfect. With less than an hour between getting home from work and the girls coming over I was able to create a fabulous dinner. And guess what freezer leftovers of the sauce paired with the Barilla Angel Hair that takes a whopping 4 minutes to boil, BAM easy peasy leftovers!

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So for your next girls night, be the talk of your table And enjoy this Angel Hair Creamy Marinara

Creamy Marinara with Angel Hair

Ingredients

    Creamy Marinara
  • 1 Medium Yellow Onion, finely chopped
  • 1/4 cup Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 3 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 2- 28oz Cans of San Marzano Tomatoes
  • 2 Tablespoons Dried Oregano
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Sea Salt
  • 1 Teaspoon Black Pepper
  • Sprinkle of Red Pepper Flakes
  • Handful of Fresh Basil, torn into small pieces
  • 3/4 cup Clos du Bois Chardonnay
  • 1 Cup Heavy Cream
  • Handful of Fresh Basil Leaves, torn into small pieces
  • Pasta
  • Barilla Angel Hair
  • Garlic Bread
  • 1 Head of Roasted Garlic
  • Butter
  • French Baguette
  • Parmesan Cheese

Instructions

  1. In a large skillet over medium low heat add olive oil and onion. Cook for 6-8 minutes until the onions begin to turn translucent/ brown a little, stirring every so often. Add the garlic and let cook for 30 seconds to a minute.
  2. Add in the canned tomatoes, not the tomato juice. Turn heat up to medium high and let the tomatoes sizzle for 2-3 minutes. Add in tomato juice, dried oregano, sea salt, black pepper, red pepper flakes, basil and Clos du Bois Chardonnay. Break up large tomatoes. Let simmer over low heat for 20-30 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  3. Using an immersion blender or by pouring into a blender, break sauce up. Then add heavy cream and let simmer until ready to serve. (Sauce can be prepared ahead of time and reheated on stove)
  4. Pasta
  5. Bring a large pot filled with 4-6 quarts of water to a boil. Add in Barilla Angel Hair and boil for 4 minutes. Drain pasta then dish up dinner.
  6. Garlic Bread
  7. Turn broiler on. In a small bowl mix together the roasted garlic and butter. Spread generously on the bread then sprinkle parmesan on top. And place under the broiler until cheese has melted. (Bread can be prepared ahead of time up to placing bread under the broiler)
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Want more pasta ideas? Check out this Barilla website  or Check out Barilla’s Pinterest 

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Classic Basil Pesto

 Classic Basil Pesto is the perfect flavor to add to any dish Classic Basil Pesto www.confessionsofabakingqueen.com   The other day I visited the spa with my best friend. We visit Glen Ivy Hot Springs when we are in the mood for a spa day, palm trees, pools and Peach Bellinis make this our favorite place. We enjoyed tanning, a facial, Peach Belinis and a tasty lunch. Spa days need to come more often in my life, and facials ohhhh they are the best ever!!   Another favorite of mine? Basil Pesto.   It was only until I was 19 that I realized my adoration for pesto. It’s ironic because I worked at an Italian restaurant from 15-19 but never had any pesto while I worked there. Weirdly, the green color put me off. But now the rich green color excites me. Pesto Garlic Bread, Pesto Chicken Sandwiches,  Creamy Pesto Pasta, Pesto Hummus… the options are endless.     Classic Basil Pesto www.confessionsofabakingqueen.com   I usually buy pesto from Costco or Trader Joe’s but the other week I questioned why I had never made it. I couldn’t come up with a good answer so I decided I better make some. It was simple, made in 5 minutes. And being the garlic lover that I am, I loved being able to adjust the amount of garlic.   This is one of those things that you have to just make yourself, it is that easy. Classic Basil Pesto www.confessionsofabakingqueen.com     I used some of this pesto to make a Pesto Mac & Cheese, recipe coming next week.   Classic Basil Pesto www.confessionsofabakingqueen.com

Classic Basil Pesto

Ingredients

  • 4 Garlic Cloves, minced
  • 1/4 cup pine nuts
  • 1/2 cup parmesan cheese
  • 2 cup fresh basil leaves
  • 1/3 cup extra virgin olive oil

Instructions

  1. In a food processor pulse garlic, pine nuts, parmesan cheese and basil leaves. Pulse until fully combined, add in olive oil and pulse until you get a smooth texture. Store in fridge for up to one week or freeze for up to three months.
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