Pasta Marinara

Not only this is a simple pasta marinara dish but it is super tasty and nutritious.

Pasta Marinara

So a few days back I went to get my cooking book signed from Ina Garden AKA Barefoot Contessa. I have been following her for quite some time so I was very excited to meet her.

It all happened in a blink of an eye and to be honest a bit disappointing. Not only you weren’t able to take pictures with her, but she wouldn’t personalized the book, bummer!

There were a lot of people but even still I think she could have done a little bit better. I waited with my two kids in line, a 9 month and a 4 year old, which by the way they did great, so I expected more. Oh well so much for that. Now I think I will think twice before I go to another book signing :-) A bit disappointed to say the least….

Anyhow, here you have it, yet another pasta dish. This pasta marinara has  tons of seafood, which I love, plus white wine, which I love even better :-) This one again it is a super simple, fast and delicious recipe so if you are in the crunch of trying to get something good for dinner, look no further. You will be satisfied with this one.



Pasta Marinara

Miryam's original recipe

Yield: 6 servings


4 tablespoons olive oil
1 big onion, chopped
1/3 cup white wine
1 lb can diced tomatoes, a big can
5 garlic cloves
1 lb large shrimp
1/2 lb seafood mix, you can use mussels, scallops etc
1 lb whole wheat spaghetti
Fresh rosemary
Fresh parsley


Cook pasta according to package instructions.

While the pasta cooks, in a heavy sauce pan over medium to high heat, add the oil to the pan followed by the onions. Cook for 4 minutes. Add the garlic and cook until fragrant. Add the wine and let it reduce. Add the canned tomatoes and fresh spices and cook for a further 10 minutes.

Add the shrimp and seafood mix. Cook for 3 to 5 minutes. Add cooked pasta to the sauce and serve while still warm.

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  1. YOU are my hero. I recently found you…good grief…I cannot remember how, but I LOVE your recipes. The fact that you love to bake and are sharing all these wonderful recipes is just so…well WONDERFUL! I will be an avid junkie of whatever you are deciding to post because everything I have made with your recipes is Ab.So. Lute. Perfection! Tomato…pasta…wine…spinach! Cannot get any better than this! Unless you count the fact that my hubby is a wine specialist/salesman. Ha! I get my wine for free!

    keep cookin’ darlin!!!


  2. Kate Keese,

    thanks so much for the kind comment. I am glad you are liking the recipes and that they are working for you :-) What a nice perk that your husband can get the wine for free, we sure enjoy plenty of it at home!

    Thanks so much for visiting my blog!

  3. this looks so gorgeous miryam, kinda like penne alla vodka. adding blue cheese is a great idea. gorgeous pics.
    i love your new logo that i saw in fb, nice job. :-)

  4. So pretty! I pinned before I even read anything. :)

    And I didn’t post for a whole week, either. Difference is I have no kids, no e-books, no new website, etc. So you? Totally okay to not post in a week! ;)

    The pasta looks awesome. Great pictures!

  5. How exciting! This pasta looks easy and tasty too :)

  6. Am 77 yrs old so maybe that’s the prob. In the list of ingredients I find no mention of tomatoes and in the directions there’s no mention of the marinara sauce. Can’t be one and the same as you wouldn’t want to drain the marinara sauce, HELP! It sounds so yummy I’d love to try the recipe.

    • You are so right, it is not your age, it was totally me. The instructions where missing a lot of the steps, I don’t know what happened but now if have corrected them. Thanks for letting me know and thanks for visiting my blog.

  7. Recipe looks very good and I plan to try it. I see where the instructions tell me to add drained tomatoes and cook along with marinara sauce. If they are canned tomatoes – please tell us the amount. I don’t see that in the list of indredients. Thanks

  8. I really want to try this recipe, but I don’t know where to find the corrected recipe that includes the amount of tomatoes. Thanks

  9. This looks great—I too am a blue cheese fan. But I never would’ve considered adding it to marinara sauce. I have one question. The parsley is unaccounted for in the recipe instructions, but going by the photo it looks as if it is just sprinkled over the top. Is that correct?

  10. Miryam, Is it one pound jar of marinara plus 14 -16 ounce can of crushed tomatoes? Are these the correct amounts and do you drain the tomatoes.

  11. I made this dish for dinner and it was delicious. The blue cheese adds a nice exotic tang to the sauce. I winged it because I wasn’t sure about the tomatoes, but it is a great recipe. Adding the spinach at the end without cooking it, is definitely the way to go. Thanks, Miryam. I am now a fan and I will look at the rest of your recipes.

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