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Thick Spaghetti with Marinara Sauce, Arugula and Parmigiano Cheese

Thick Spaghetti with Marinara Sauce, Arugula and Parmigiano Cheese


Quick and easy, this spaghetti and marinara sauce with peppery arugula is topped with grated cheese.

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  • Calories:
  • 700 kcal
  • 35%
  • Fat:
  • 23.2 g
  • 36%
  • Carbs:
  • 103.9g
  • 34%
  • Protein:
  • 21.2 g
  • 42%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 9 mg
  • 3%
  • Sodium:
  • 893 mg
  • 36%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet


  1. Bring a large pot of water to a boil.
  2. In a large skillet saute onions in olive oil until lightly browned and cooked through. Add Barilla Marinara Sauce and bring to a simmer. Season with salt and pepper.
  3. Cook pasta 2 minutes under cooking directions. Drain, reserving 1/2 cup cooking liquid.
  4. Add pasta and cooking liquid to sauce. Cook pasta and sauce together for 2 minutes.
  5. Once finished add arugula and stir to combine. Toss with cheese.
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Diana Mc

Great meal. Very easy to make during the week when time is rushed.


Haven't bought a jar of marinara pasta sauce in MANY years, since I have my own favorite that's always stocked in the freezer. What a pleasant surprise this recipe was...we loved the Barilla marinara sauce! It's totally different from my homemade sauce, and I assure you that it now will be a staple in my pantry. And WOW, did we like the addition of the arugula which added incredible flavor. The arugula transforms what some may think is an ordinary plate of pasta and spaghetti sauce into something that is quite special. And finally, it's easy to prepare. Give it a try, you won't be disappointed.


What can I say. I was skeptical of the store-bought marinara sauce since it never comes close to tasting like the fresh stuff. I made this partly out of curiosity, and partly bc I needed to use up some arugula and was craving pasta. This recipe couldn't be easier and it comes out tasting fantastic! I followed it exactly as written. The arugula adds a nice peppery kick to the sauce. Give this one a try! It's great for days when you don't want a lot of fuss at dinner time.