Generally when I make spaghetti, I’m all about adding some spicy Italian sausage or every once in a while plump juicy meatballs. But the other day I was craving a little bit of a lighter sauce. To curb my craving, I opted to forgo the sausage and meatballs and cooked up this creamy marinara instead. It has flavors of slow cooked tomatoes, garlic, fresh oregano and little twist from an unlikely ingredient.
When most people think creamy sauce, they probably think heavy cream or maybe even half and half is added. However, for this recipe I decided to go with goat cheese. It adds a creaminess to the sauce but also a tangy flavor. And a bonus, its a little better for you than heavy cream.
Hina gulJune 30, 2013 at 2:17 am
hi..i’ll try this…
DesereeMay 29, 2013 at 5:58 pm
Ami- I don’t see why not. I would boil and blanch the tomatoes then remove all of the seeds and then follow the recipe. You may have to cook it down a bit longer if it’s watery. And be sure to cook it uncovered. Hope this helps!
AmiMay 29, 2013 at 4:48 pm
Looks delish!! Could I use fresh tomatoes instead of canned and if so how would I need to change the recipe so that the sauce isn’t too runny?
luxJune 22, 2011 at 12:02 pm
Love the photos and the recipe. Can’t wait to try this out!
For another great spaghetti recipe check out: http://www.fourgreensteps.com/community/recipes/courses/spaghetti-marinara
T800April 30, 2010 at 2:42 am
I just love these nice dish photos! (I use them as my wallpapers @work ;)
LaurenApril 14, 2010 at 4:19 am
Goat cheese is a fabulous flavor addition to marinara sauce… and I’m intrigued by the baking method. I’ll have to give this recipe a try!
TaylorApril 13, 2010 at 10:33 pm
Looks tasty! Love the picture!
CookieApril 13, 2010 at 9:18 am
I like the idea of using a soft cheese instead of cream but I’m not a big fan of goat cheese. Do you think feta would work as well?
JeanApril 13, 2010 at 7:14 am
That looks really good. I’ve used cream cheese before to add some creaminess to pasta but I like the idea of goat cheese–it has more bite to it. Thanks for posting!
Heavenly HousewifeApril 13, 2010 at 12:26 am
How delicious. I am always looking for cool pasta sauces. Thanks for sharing this recipe.