Easy Creamy Bell Pepper Marinara

Easy Creamy Bell Pepper Marinara

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"Add this creamy base to give a new spin to your favorite store-bought marinara."
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35 m servings 138 cals
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  • Calories:
  • 138 kcal
  • 7%
  • Fat:
  • 8.1 g
  • 12%
  • Carbs:
  • 12.5g
  • 4%
  • Protein:
  • 5.3 g
  • 11%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 22 mg
  • 7%
  • Sodium:
  • 725 mg
  • 29%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  • * 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.


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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.


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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

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