Pasta in Marinara Sauce

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Quick & Easy Pasta with Marinara Sauce Bowl

Using a high quality jar of marinara sauce you can have dinner on the table within 20 minutes.
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Prep 5 mins
Cook 12 mins
Total Time 17 mins
Servings 6
Calories 292kcal


  • 3 cups penne pasta or your preferred pasta
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 24 ounces marinara sauce Jar of Bertolli is what we always use
  • ½ cup shredded Parmesan Cheese optional; or grated


  • Prepare pasta as per directions on package, in a cooking pot.
  • Heat marinara sauce in a small saucepan.
  • When pasta is done cooking, drain and return to cooking pot. Stir in 1 tbsp of olive oil to evenly distribute.
  • Portion our pasta to serve onto plates or bowls. Top each with the heated marinara sauce, concluding with (optional) fresh parmesan cheese.
  • Ideas of sides to serve alongside: garden salad, coleslaw, bread with dipping oil, yeast rolls, garlic bread, or any side of your liking.


Calories: 292kcal | Carbohydrates: 48g | Protein: 12g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 7mg | Sodium: 725mg | Potassium: 511mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 563IU | Vitamin C: 8mg | Calcium: 119mg | Iron: 2mg


About Pasta in Marinara Sauce

There are some main courses that can justify the use of getting the ingredients premade. In this case, the use of premade Marinara Sauce is the extreme time-saver. Once you boil the pasta and heat the sauce, you’re basically good to go. You’ll have some waiting time for the pasta to cook so, you potentially could get the rest of the dinner sides ready like coleslaw or salad, and garlic bread or yeast rolls.  And, if you want to try another Italian fantastic recipe, try this one for Calzones.

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