Cooking with R&R: Angel Hair Pasta with Tomato and Onion Marinara

Credit for this dish can go to the Wife, as she came up with this originally.


  • 1 large Onion, diced
  • 1 can diced Tomatoes
  • 1/2 pkg of Angel Hair Pasta
  • 2 cloves of garlic minced, or 2 heaping tbsp of minced garlic
  • 1 stick of butter (this is the killer, 😉 )


  • In a small pan over medium heat, cook the onions in some olive oil until they are just about translucent
  • Add the garlic, and saute for a few more minutes
  • Add the butter
  • Add the can of diced tomatoes
  • Add salt, pepper, garlic powder, and onion powder to taste
  • Cover, turn heat to low and let simmer lightly
  • Cook the pasta as you would, boiling water, add some salt, cook until al dente, you know the drill

Once the pasta is cooked, take some and put it in a bowl, spooning the sauce over top. Garnish with freshly grated Parmesan cheese.

How it comes out:
DELICIOUS!! (see a trend forming here? 😉 )

Final Thoughts:
A simple and quick dish for those nights when you don’t want to go to crazy. A buttery take on a simple marinara sauce, that adds a different flavor and texture to a traditional dish.

  1. #1 by The Spare on October 21, 2009 8:01 pm - 8:01 pm

    Of course it’s the wife’s…there’s a whole stick of butter in it!! Signature move ;o)

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