Grandma's Marinara, Spaghetti and Meatballs

Friday, September 14, 2012

What's not to love end of summer, fresh garden plum tomatoes and angel hair pasta or spaghetti any style. Fresh herbs from the garden, basil, parsley, oregano, fresh grown bulb garlic, the only thing missing now, Grandma, her memory of food lives on forever..... This is a meatless sauce, if you want to serve meat.

Fry the meatballs or sausage, pour some sauce over them. Do not add meat to the sauce that is the authentic way.



this is a dish a macaroni made with plum fresh tomatoes with loads of grated  cheese, Italian meatballs and spaghetti with fresh sauce on top





My Dad made the best sauce too, Grandma taught him well.




My dad was able to almost duplicate her sauce but Grandma still holds the trophy of excellence.


Here is as close as it gets to her perfection! Simplicity, nothing unusual, just what she had to work with.


Good Ole Fashion Italian Cooking at it's finest.



this is a dish a macaroni made with plum fresh tomatoes with loads of grated  cheese, Italian meatballs and spaghetti with fresh sauce on top




Grandma always made things from simple ingredients




Back in the 1900's, grandma came from Rome, Italy when she was 17 years old.


My dad was born in 1912. Grandma and Grandpa were from the depression era.


We grew up eating inexpensive meals like this one often.


Today they are gourmet and a delicacy to make it authentic.


I am extremely proud to cook in her memory, everything to us is a banquet of love.



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this is a dish a macaroni made with plum fresh tomatoes with loads of grated  cheese, Italian meatballs and spaghetti with fresh sauce on top







this is a dish a macaroni made with plum fresh tomatoes with loads of grated  cheese, Italian meatballs and spaghetti with fresh sauce on top



Easy Meals


Even if you never attempted homemade sauce, you are seriously missing out.


Grandma's Marinara, Spaghetti and Meatballs Recipe is by far my favorite spaghetti and meatballs I ever had.


It's an easy tomato sauce to make with very few ingredients, all fresh, healthy and simplified.


If you love Italian food, this marinara sauce is a great start on making a fresh tomato sauce.



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this is a dish a macaroni made with plum fresh tomatoes with loads of grated  cheese, Italian meatballs and spaghetti with fresh sauce on top

Fresh Plum Marinara Sauce: ( a meatless sauce)

prep time: 25 minscook time: 45 minstotal time: 70 mins
A quick fresh plum tomato sauce with spaghetti and meatballs

ingredients:

10 Roma (plum) tomatoes, peeled and finely chopped ( Tip; place whole tomatoes in boiling water for 15 minutes. Add to ice water the skins will fall off)
1/4 cup finely chopped fresh basil
fresh garlic cloves, chopped
1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley
1 teaspoon sea or kosher salt
1 teaspoon ground black pepper
1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes
3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
1/4 cup white wine

instructions:

I use a food processor for the tomatoes. (If you prefer to remove the skins, place tomatoes in boiling water for ten minutes, remove and immediately put into iced water. Peel the skins with a sharp knife, you can also squeeze out the seeds.) Saute garlic in extra virgin olive oil, add seasonings, tomatoes, simmer in pot for 15 minutes add wine parsley and basil. Cook for 15 more minutes. Serve over your favorite pasta. We use angel hair spaghetti or vermicelli cooked to package instructions.


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calories
270
fat (grams)
6
sat. fat (grams)
2
carbs (grams)
8
net carbs
5
protein (grams)
6
sugar (grams)
4
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8 comments

  1. Funny how mum grandma used to make angel's hair for me too! It was her favourite type of pasta. Shame that she used to overcook it!
    Love this with meatballs. A tasty one!

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  2. Ok, I've been reading your blog to long. Last night I made Angel Hair pasta with a meatless sauce, took some of the sauce and poured it over some meatballs. Great minds must think alike.

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  3. Looks so good! This is definitely one of my favorite comfort foods!

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  4. Oooh this looks delicious!! This is just pure comfort food. There is nothing like spaghetti and meatballs to feed the soul!

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  5. Spaghetti and meatballs...my favorite comfort food of all time!

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  6. Mmmmm...this is comfort food at its best! And a family recipe makes it even better! Enjoy your weekend, Claudia!

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  7. Since the sauce and meatballs each sound delicious, I can imagine how good this meal was.

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  8. So glad you reshared this! My daughter prefers a meatless sauce so I'll have to make yours ASAP!

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