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S’s Garlic Mushroom Marinara

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A simple yet hearty marinara, S’s Garlic Mushroom Marinara is simple, delicious, and perfect for any night of the week.


This week was S’s menu, for the most part.  I threw a few things in there, but he pretty much made the menu up.  A few of the things he made I’ve posted before.  We had Hot Hamburger, and he calls it Polish Dinner, but I call it Braised Sausage and Kraut.  Actually, it’s this recipe minus the beer.


He decided to make something simple and quick for our #MeatlessMonday meal this week.  He said marinara.  Then it morphed into mushroom and garlic marinara.


When S and I met, I had one deal breaking prerequisite.  MUST LOVE TO COOK!  Seriously.  My ex…wow.  I have no idea how in the world…well yes I do and I won’t go there.  But seriously he couldn’t even boil water for mashed potatoes or pasta.  It was sad.  Being as cooking is such a LARGE part of who I am as a person, I needed someone to share that with me.


S was just that person.  When I first visited him, he was a bachelor.  He had almost the typical bachelor kitchen with one exception.  His knives.  They were Henckels.  I had Henckels.  Um….k.  Okay.  There’s something here.


He at least has some good knives.  And well, he does know how to cook.  He would cook for me while I was there.  So, even though he didn’t really have bowls and spatulas (the rubber kind) and baking pans, he at least had the skills to use those things once he got some.


Granted he’s not much of a baker, but that’s where I come in. 


You have to appreciate how difficult it was to make chocolate chip cookies in a cleaned out Cool-Whip tub, a fork, a wooden spoon, and various re-appropriated kitchen tools.  Yup.  They weren’t the best cookies I made, but they tasted good.  Heh.  The next time I visited, I brought almost my kitchen, but I’m sure I’ve told y’all this story before.  Sorry to bore ya if I have.


Anyway, today we have married out knife sets.  He’s still a awesome cook.  We have many new kitchen gadgets and I couldn’t want for anything.  With him by my side, it doesn’t matter what tools we have or don’t have.  I know, we will make something amazing. 


Love you, Sweetie!





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S's Garlic Mushroom Marinara
Yield: 4 servings

S's Garlic Mushroom Marinara

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes

A simple yet hearty marinara, S's Garlic Mushroom Marinara is simple, delicious, and perfect for any night of the week.


  • 3 cups mushrooms, sliced
  • 2 tablespoons garlic, minced
  • 28 ounces tomato basil spaghetti sauce
  • 8 ounces angel hair pasta, cooked


    1. Heat a large skillet coated with cooking spray over medium-high heat.
    2. Saute mushrooms and garlic until tender and juices have released.
    3. Add spaghetti sauce and simmer 5 to 10 minutes.
    4. Serve with hot, cooked pasta and crusty garlic bread.

Nutrition Information


4 servings

Serving Size


Amount Per Serving Calories 177Total Fat 2gSaturated Fat 0gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 1gCholesterol 1mgSodium 160mgCarbohydrates 35gFiber 6gSugar 10gProtein 8g

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  1. Sounds so delicious – who needs meat with all that flavor?
    On behalf of Lisa, Cindy & myself, thanks so much for sharing this at our "Best Of The Weekend party"! I have pinned this to our party board. We hope to see you again when the party kicks off again Friday eve at 8PM EST.
    Have a great week!

  2. What a great Meatless Monday meal! Your story made me chuckle, especially the part about making cookies out of a Cool Whip tub. 🙂 Pinned this recipe already. Thanks for sharing at #GetHimFed Friday, hope you have a nice week!

  3. I love this story–that he wooed you with knives.
    Even as a child, I was big on mushrooms, so this sounds really good to me. Simple, meatless to let the mushrooms shine. Or whatever it is that mushrooms do.
    Thank you for linking, Christie. This will be a fantastic busy-night meal.

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