Saturday, February 26, 2011

Spaghetti with Roasted Garlic and Home made Marinara

I know the name is bit long but I couldn't help but to mention the actual one. I was inspired by this from the 'The Best Thing I ever Ate' - With Garlic in the Food network. It was one classic recipe. I made this for lunch today and it was simple yet elegant.

Serves - 2
Spaghetti - 1/2 lb
Garlic - 3 pods ~ 25 cloves
Butter - 1 tbsp
Olive oil - 1 tbsp
For the Marinara sauce:
There are lot of recipes for making home made marinara, I went with the one with fresh tomatoes
Ripe big tomatoes - 6 - can substitute with canned crushed tomatoes
Onion - chopped fine - 1/2 cup
Garlic - chopped fine - 3 tbsp
Fresh basil - 6 leaves - chopped fine
Dried Oregano - 1/2 tsp
Olive oil - 3 tbsp
Salt & Pepper - to taste

Blanch and puree the tomatoes. In a large saucepan, heat 3 tbsp of olive oil and saute the onion and garlic. Fry until the onion is transparent. Add the pureed tomatoes, basil, oregano, salt and pepper. Add water as per the thickness required and bring it to a boil. Reduce the heat to low and cook for 45 mins to about an hour. This would enable the flavors to cook and infuse well. Meanwhile boil enough quantity of water and add 2 tsps of salt and boil the pasta "al dente" as per the instructions. In a medium skillet, heat the butter and olive oil and roast the whole garlic cloves in medium heat. Take care not the burn it, just a deep brown color is a good indication.
To serve, place the spaghetti in the plate, top with marinara sauce and then the roasted garlic. Enjoy!

Sending this to Healing Foods - Ginger & Garlic event by Siri guest hosted by Sara and CWF-WV-Tomato event by Kiran guest hosted by Sanyukta.

I am also sending this to Presto Pasta Nights #202

Sending this scrumptious pasta dish to 'Only'-Pasta Pizza and Noodles event by Pari, guest hosted by Jayasri and also to Fusion-Pasta event by Ramya.



  1. yummmmmmmy and delicious tempting colourful spagheti.

  2. Such a quick step recipe and the dish is looking fantastic !

  3. superb clicks ,that too the last one.a keeper recipe dear.

  4. Wooow, I am dying here dear...yummy recipe with lovely click..

  5. Very yummy...cant wait to grab my fork and dig right in:-)

  6. Looks the garlic flavor in it..

  7. Looks awesome...must have been a delicious lunch..Loved the idea of roast garlic..
    Prathima rao
    Prats Corner

  8. wow...eye catchy terribly hungry now..pass me d whole ..:P

    Tasty appetite

  9. Tempting and nice clicks :) yummy spaghetti :)

  10. wow very wonderful clicks...looks yummy :)

  11. wow...eye catchy clicks...very tempting and delicious...

  12. Yumm, give me that plate, i want to finish these delicious and flavourful spaghetti rite now..

  13. Wow, that's one flavorful spaghetti dish you prepared for lunch!

  14. quick and homemade the spaghetti..your looks great

  15. Loved it dear, very nicely done..looks soooo appetizing and homemade is always the best!

    US Masala

  16. That dish looks really mouthwatering!



  17. Only recently have I discovered the roasted garlic and I loved it. I bet this pasta tasted heavenly!

  18. Lovely clicks and marinara sauce looks beautiful..Sure it tastes way better than the store bought ones :-)

  19. Wow... the spaghetti is looking so inviting and am sure it must be dilicious too. Saving this post of yours to try it soon...lovely !

  20. Wonderful Krithi..Perfect.. Awesome clicks too..feels like grabbing ur plate now

  21. Thanks so much for sharing such an extraordinary dish with Presto Pasta Nights. I love roasted garlic! I hope all your friends plan on sharing their pasta dishes too. This week Presto Pasta Night turns 4 and we're having a big birthday bash - the more the merrier.

  22. Wow!!!yummy...Luks so delicious...too gud clicks dear!

  23. wow.... too lazy to cook today and see what I found... wish I could invite myself to ur place... hmmmm

  24. I tried this once, but with bit different ingredients with grated paneer in it. Will try this also

  25. This looks excellent, I'm always a fan of roasted garlic!!


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