Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Recipe: Marinara and Meatballs

Last Sunday I made two things for the week:  A.Liz's Tortellini Soup and The Healing Apron's Marinara Sauce.  They were both amazing.  I actually made April's soup in a pot on the stove instead of in the crockpot because I made it Sunday and we had it Monday.  So Monday all I had to do was put it back on the stove and heat it.

So the Marinara sauce...wow I've never had a better sauce.  It was SO good.  I'm glad Shauna told me I should try it.  Two things she mentioned to me: don't put the fresh basil in until 5 minutes before serving.  And two - use fresh pasta.  Worth it.  Make this sauce next Sunday and let it simmer alllll day and then use some that week and freeze some for later.  Trust me!

She also gave me a meatball recipe (see below) that I added to some of the sauce.  The rest of the sauce I saved separately to use for chicken parm later in the week.  PS - I doubled the sauce recipe.

Here is the meatball recipe.  Basically, mix all these ingredients together, form 1" balls and place on greased cookie pan.  Broil each side until brown (about 5 minutes each) then place in sauce for 15 more minutes to finish cooking.

6 comments:

Shauna said...

So glad you enjoyed it! I don't think people realize how easy homemade marinara can be...way fresher than jarred!

Sarah O said...

I've been meaning to try that soup April posted about and that sauce! I've never made marinara sauce from scratch and I think it's about time, especially if you can make it ahead of time and freeze it.

Portuguese Prepster said...

yum pasta with homemade sauce and meatballs is one of my favorite comfort meals! Seriously drooling!

MCW said...

I make home made marinara all the time. My BFFs from college were Italian and I learned from the best. Its so super easy!

April of A. Liz Adventures said...

I need to try my hand at homemade marinara! Yum!

Vett Vandiver said...

yum, this looks delicious!!