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Saturday, June 8, 2013

Pastene Five Minute Marinara (w/ Five Second Marinara Option)

I kid you not!  Preheat a pan, prep the ingredients, and you can make this marina in just five minutes.  If that's still not quick enough, I'll even throw a five second version your way!

I haven't bought jarred tomato sauce in over 10 years, not for pasta or pizza.  This is my go-to recipe for a quick, easy, and fresh tasting marinara sauce.  I am totally brand loyal when it comes to canned tomatoes; not all are created equal.  I have tried many, many other brands, both gourmet and generic - NONE have ever matched the quality and consistency of Pastene "Kitchen Ready" crushed tomatoes.  This is the brand my family used in their deli (as mentioned in my RI Pizza Dough post); it is the brand recommended in my Bacon Bucatini & Meatballs post, and it is the brand used for the marinara in my Fugetaboutit Burgers....in fact the marinara for those burgers is this recipe!


At one time, a simple sauce recipe was printed right on the actual "Kitchen Ready" can label (back in the 90's)....I have searched high and low for a can with said recipe on its label - I have not found one.  Fear not, for  I have committed it to memory!!  


The Five Minute Marinara can be prepared and served with one pound of pasta; it can easily replace the  jarred store-bought sauce....plus it's more economical, and tastes way better....it's mo' betta, trust me.  


The Five Second Marinara is what I use for pizza sauce....five seconds to prepare, no cooking required, as the sauce cooks while it's on the pizza!!  I don't even use a mixing bowl, I mix it right in the can.  Dishwater conservation, people.  Save the Whales!


Although it may seem that Pastene has sponsored this post, this is not true; it's just one of my faves.  All the opinions and rave reviews were my own, no compensation was given.  Not 1 cent, FTC!!  Sadly, not 1 cent.  

Pastene Five Minute Marinara (with Five Second Option),  recipe adapted from Pastene 
makes just over 3 cups of prepared sauce

28 oz can of Pastene "Kitchen Ready" crushed tomatoes
2 TBS of olive oil
3-4 cloves of garlic, minced (or 1 tsp garlic powder)
1/4 cup of fresh basil leaves (or 1TBS dried Basil)
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 tsp fresh ground pepper  

Heat a medium sized saucepan over medium/high heat.  When the pan is good and hot (start the clock, count down the five minutes, come on!  Humor me!!)  add olive oil and garlic.  Sizzle and stir the garlic for 30 seconds until translucent.  Add the tomatoes, salt and pepper - stir well to combine.  Bring to a boil (which happens almost instantly), the simmer for 3-4 minutes.  Turn off the heat and remove the pan from the burner.  Stir in the basil leaves.  

This makes enough sauce to serve with 1 pound of prepared pasta.

Five Second Option (for pizza sauce)

28 oz can of Pastene "Kitchen Ready" crushed tomatoes
2 TBS of olive oil
1 tsp garlic powder
1 TBS dried basil leaves
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 tsp fresh ground pepper

Mix the olive oil, garlic powder, basil, salt and pepper into the canned tomatoes.  Stir well to combine.  
Makes enough sauce to top 2 pounds of pizza dough (with a little left over).

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22 comments:

  1. Sounds and looks delicious! Where can I get that brand of sauce? I don't think I've ever seen if or heard of it...
    Selene @ Restoration Beauty

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    1. It is readily available throughout the Northeast...if your supermarket has an ethnic section for Italian food, it might be stocked there, or if you have an Italian specialty shop nearby, they would stock it as well. You can order on-line direct form the company, as a last resort: Pastene.com. Hope that helps, Selene!

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  2. Oh, thanks! I just wrote down a recipe off Pinterest for a Ravioli skillit lasagna and needed marinara to make it!!!!! Yea! for what it's worth

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    1. Hope you like it - I make it at least once a week.

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  3. This sounds super tasty - must try this one :)

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  4. This looks yummy! I am co-hosting this week on the Fluster's Creative Muster Party. Thanks for sharing with us! I hope you found inspiration in all of the terrific posts.

    I host a (Not SO) Wordless Wednesday Blog Hop and a TGIF Link Party at my place -- A Peek Into My Paradise... http://apeekintomyparadise.blogspot.com/ I would love for you to link up and follow if you like what you see. =) I follow back - I love making new friends!

    I can't wait to see what you link up next week!

    Hugs, Cathy

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    1. Thanks for co-hosting. I will check out your link-ups :)

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  5. I am ALL about quick dishes. Five minutes is a record! I LOVE this recipe! I will admit, I don't make my own tomato sauce. I've always used canned as a base for my pasta sauce. I hate the jarred stuff! Thanks so much for sharing every week at Wicked Good Wednesdays, Kim!

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    1. I have made this thousands of times. I did buy a jar of sauce a few months ago, when dinner was ready my husband took a bite, made a face, and said what-the-what is the sauce (censored). :) I have trained him well!

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  6. Yum...this sounds so easy and delicious! This would be perfect to link-up to my Create It Thursday post...it's live now! http://www.lambertslately.com/2013/06/create-it-thursday-6-plus-features.html

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    1. Thanks for stopping by...I will check out your linky :)

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  7. You should send this to the makers of Pastene...maybe they will send you a cent :)

    But really, I've never been a brand loyal person. Most canned foods taste the same to me, unless it was home canned, then it's way better! I have been wanting to make my own marinara for awhile now, though, but haven't had a recipe. Now I have no excuses!

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    1. This is one of the rarities...it's Pastene or nuttin! I should send them this post :)....maybe they'd give me a free can :)

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  8. I don't know if my Italian mother would approve, but I think it's a great recipe. But, I use jar sauce all the time.

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    1. I know what you mean. Definitely NOT Grandma's "gravy"!!

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  9. Basil & garlic are my favorites in marinara! Thanks for sharing at Sweet & Savory Saturdays #17.

    ~Amber @ Dessert Now, Dinner Later!
    http://dessertnowdinnerlater.blogspot.com

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  10. I can't wait to try this, Kim! It's too easy to buy the jars sometime - but this looks so quick and easy! Pinned it to try :) Thanks so much for sharing at All my Bloggy Friends - I can't wait to see what you share this week!

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    1. I hope you like it! My husband even knows how to make it, that's how often it is made in our house :)

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  11. This looks fabulous! For some reason marinara sauce is one of those things I just buy, I don't know why especially when it is this easy! I will be trying this out. I will be on the look out for those gorgeous tomatoes... Pastene... Got it :) Krista @ A Handful of Everything

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    1. If you can find "Pastene Kitchen Ready", you won't be disappointed!! I promise :)

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