Cabernet Marinara Pasta Recipe photo by Taste of Home
Total Time
Prep: 20 min. Cook: 20 min.
Fresh herbs and red wine flavor the sweet, simmered sauce that highlights this tasty pasta recipe. You can serve this no-fuss dish on the side with meat or poultry, or as comforting meatless entree. —Sarah Vasques, Milford, New Hampshire

Updated: Oct. 16, 2022

Cabernet Marinara Pasta

Prep Time 20 min
Cook Time 20 min
Yield 4 servings.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup chopped sweet onion
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 3 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 1/2 cup Cabernet Sauvignon or other dry red wine
  • 1 can (28 ounces) crushed tomatoes
  • 3 plum tomatoes, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1 fresh basil sprig
  • 1 fresh thyme sprig
  • 2 cups uncooked penne pasta
  • Parmesan and Romano cheeses

Directions

  1. In a large saucepan, cook onion in oil over medium heat until tender. Add garlic; cook 1 minute longer. Stir in wine and bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cook for 6-8 minutes or until liquid is reduced by half.
  2. Add the crushed tomatoes, plum tomatoes, sugar, basil and thyme; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 15 minutes. Meanwhile, cook pasta according to package directions.
  3. Discard basil and thyme. Drain pasta; toss with sauce. Top with cheeses.

Nutrition Facts

1-1/2 cups: 302 calories, 8g fat (1g saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 269mg sodium, 50g carbohydrate (7g sugars, 6g fiber), 9g protein.

Fresh herbs and red wine flavor the sweet, simmered sauce that highlights this tasty pasta recipe. You can serve this no-fuss dish on the side with meat or poultry, or as comforting meatless entree. —Sarah Vasques, Milford, New Hampshire