Easy Creamy Bell Pepper Marinara

admin 25/04/20 Recipes


8 servings

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1/4 cup: butter

1 small: onion, sliced

1/2 large: red bell pepper, cut into matchstick-sized pieces

1 clove: garlic, minced

1/4 cup: all-purpose flour

1 cup: milk

1/2 cup: grated Parmesan cheese

32 ounces: tomato sauce (such as Classico® Tomato and Basil Sauce)

1/4 teaspoon: ground black pepper

1/2 teaspoon: balsamic vinegar

1 dash: hot sauce, or to taste

1 1/2 cups: chopped fresh spinach


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.

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.


Calories: 138 kcal

Carbohydrates: 12.5 g

Cholesterol: 22 mg

Fat: 8.1 g

Fiber: 2.2 g

Protein: 5.3 g

Sodium: 725 mg

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