By Amanda Smith
January 13, 2015
Basic Marinara


A good Dutch oven or stockpot can be a lifesaver during the long winter months, allowing sauces, stews, and one-pot meals to simmer away for hours and develop amazing layers of flavor. Just like a basic chicken stock, marinara is a great recipe to keep in your back pocket. It's the perfect base recipe to build several meals around, and it freezes beautifully for safe keeping. What's not to love?





As far as meal planning goes, think beyond spaghetti here. Check out these recipes for inspiration:

Italian Tomato Soup
Marinara Poached Eggs
Mussels Marinara
Shrimp Vindaloo
Braised Lamb Shanks