Simple Spaghetti with Creamy Marinara Sauce


This spaghetti dinner with a creamy marinara sauce, fresh basil, and grated Parmesan cheese is ready to serve in about 15 minutes.

Cook Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
10 mins
6 servings


  • 1 box Barilla® Pronto™ Half-Cut Spaghetti

  • 1 (24 ounce) jar Barilla® Marinara Sauce

  • ½ cup heavy cream

  • 4 leaves fresh basil, thinly sliced

  • ½ cup grated Parmesan cheese

  • 1 pinch Salt and pepper to taste


  1. Pour whole box of pasta into a large skillet (approximately 12 inches in diameter). Pour 3 cups of cold water into the pan, ensuring that the liquid covers the pasta. Turn the burner to high, then set your timer for 10 minutes (optional: add a bit of salt to taste).

  2. Cook on high, stirring occasionally, until most of the liquid has evaporated.

  3. Stir in sauce and cream, and continue to cook until desired consistency is reached, approximately 2 minutes.

  4. Remove skillet from heat, top with fresh basil and cheese. Serve immediately.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

381 Calories
13g Fat
54g Carbs
12g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 381
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 13g 17%
Saturated Fat 6g 31%
Cholesterol 33mg 11%
Sodium 562mg 24%
Total Carbohydrate 54g 20%
Dietary Fiber 5g 17%
Total Sugars 0g
Protein 12g
Vitamin C 0mg 1%
Calcium 87mg 7%
Iron 0mg 1%
Potassium 24mg 1%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.