10 Surprising Things to Do with Marinara Sauce
Our pantry hero? Bottled marinara sauce. Keep your shelves stocked, and you'll always be minutes away from an amazing meal.
#1: Bake Eggs in Marinara
If you've never baked eggs in marinara, we insist you try it right now. You're just two ingredients and 20 minutes away from awesome.
#2: Sauce Up Your Pot Roast
Step up your pot roast game. Saucy marinara transforms the American classic into an Italian masterpiece. The best part: It all happens in your slow cooker.
#3: Switch Up Twice-Baked Potatoes
These twice-baked pizza-style potatoes take the cake, er, pie. Skip the basics and go right for our favorite: Hawaiian-style.
#4: Poach Chicken in Marinara
Stressing about dinner tonight? Chances are, you've already got it in your pantry. All it takes is a jar of marinara and some chicken breasts. Problem solved!
#5: Bake Up an Appetizer
Need a party appetizer? Have people coming over right now? Love melty cheese? Say hello to your new best friend.
#6: Make Shortcut Paella
Want paella -- like, right now? Marinara makes it happen! Simply stir it into white rice with shrimp, peas, and bacon for a one-dish dinner that's ready in an instant.
#7: Roll into Flank Steak
Marinara: Meet dinner party. This wow-worthy dish looks complicated, but a you're halfway there with a simple rolling technique and some marinara sauce.
#8: Stir into Pizza Stew
You need this marinara-filled stew in your life. It's loaded with the pizza goods -- mushrooms, peppers, and cheese -- yet clocks in at under 350 calories per serving. Thanks, marinara!
#9: Add an Italian Flair
Take your taste buds on a trip to Italy. Simply load up your slow cooker with chicken, marinara sauce, and mushrooms. Ciao!
#10: Make a Dip
Your grilled cheese is missing something. Meet our creamy marinara dipping sauce. It's a match made in lunch heaven.
Make Your Own Marinara!
Start from ripe tomatoes to make these marinara-based recipes from homemade sauce.