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Easy Creamy Bell Pepper Marinara

Rated as 4.5 out of 5 Stars

"Add this creamy base to give a new spin to your favorite store-bought marinara."
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35 m servings 138
Original recipe yields 8 servings


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  1. Heat butter in a large skillet over medium heat; cook and stir onion, red bell pepper, and garlic until tender, 5 to 10 minutes. Stir in flour until dissolved and thickened, about 5 minutes. Pour in milk, stirring constantly, until well mixed. Add Parmesan cheese; stir until cheese is melted, 5 minutes.
  2. Stir tomato sauce into creamy onion mixture; season with black pepper, balsamic vinegar, and hot sauce. Cook and stir until heated through, 5 to 10 minutes. Sprinkle spinach over sauce to serve.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 138 calories; 8.1 12.5 5.3 22 725 Full nutrition

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Followed the recipe exactly and it was pretty good. Not great, but good. Will probably make it again, but will definitely add more balsamic vinegar and maybe try a different cheese other than pa...

Loved it! It tastes creamy without having to add loads of cream or anything too fattening. This will be made again :)

I normally make a meat sauce but when I saw this quick and easy recipe I figured I would give it a shot and I'm so glad I did. I was surprised at the amount of flavor the sauce had and how nice...

This recipe is really yummy and all of the ingredients are things I regularly have on hand. I served it over spinach linguine and it was divine. I did use red pepper flakes instead of hot sauc...

Great easy recipe