Easy Sunday Pasta

Easy Sunday Pasta

March 12, 2023thetipsyhousewife
Easy Sunday Pasta

Easy Sunday Pasta

Easy Sunday Pasta is the perfect dish for when you want the comfort of a Sunday Sauce without having to stir a pot on the stove all day. Make this with your favorite jar or marinara, a finely minced onion and some minced garlic. This dish pairs well with a fresh loaf of bread and crisp salad. Be sure to pick yourself up a nice parmesan cheese to top this off with.

The full printable recipe is linked below. Beyond the printable recipe, there are a few helpful pictures and paragraphs that will help those who need a little more clarification.

Full, Printable Recipe

Yield: Approximately 6 Servings

Easy Sunday Pasta

Easy Sunday Pasta

A simple Sunday, or any day, pasta dish. Cooks up in 30 minutes or less and you can use any pasta you choose. Marinara, chicken broth, garlic and onions make this simple and flavorful.


  • 3 Cups of Uncooked "curly or squiggly" Pasta
  • *I use Mini Lasagne Noodles *German Egg Noddles
  • 2 Cups reserved pasta water
  • 1 teaspoon of chicken bouillon
  • 1 Cup of Marinara *approximately
  • 1/2 cup finely minced yellow onion
  • 5 cloves of finely minced garlic
  • 2 tablespoons of butter + 2 more tablespoons to finish the dish
  • 3 tablespoons of olive oil *approximately
  • Season to your taste preference, my measurements are to mine
  • Kosher Salt
  • Black Pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1 teaspoon of dried red pepper flakes
  • 1/2 tablespoon of dried oregano


  1. Finely mince yellow onion and the garlic, add 2 tablespoons of butter to a skillet with the 3 tablespoons of olive oil. Add the garlic onion and sauté low and slow until the onions are soft and the garlic is golden brown.
  2. Meanwhile bring pasta water to a boil and add salt. When it is at a rolling boil, add your pasta. Cook until al dente and reserve 2 cups of the pasta water.
  3. Add your salt, pepper, nutmeg, oregano, dried pepper flakes to the onions and sauté for a couple minutes. Add your marinara sauce and sauté for a few seconds. Taste and adjust seasonings if needed.
  4. Add your chicken bouillon and the two cups of pasta water, stir until bouillon dissolves while simmering.
  5. Add your drained pasta, continue to simmer on low until the sauce thickens and coats the pasta and the sauce absorbs into the pasta. This pasta dish should not have excess liquid.
  6. Stir in your remaining two tablespoons of butter before serving.
  7. Serve with grated parmesan if you prefer.
The Noodles I use are called Mini Lasagne Noodles

Mini Lasagne Noodles

For this recipe I use Mini Lasagne Noodles which a traditional German Egg Noodle. I find these at my local Shop and Save Market here in Chicago. You can also find them HERE on Amazon. On Amazon they have 2 bags for $23. These noodles are like the curly ends ONLY of the lasagne noodles. They are super light and fluffy. My Mr. describes them like you’re eating air. You can sub any noodles for this dish. Egg noodles or any curly noodle or squiggle noodle. I think these types of noodles hold the sauce the best.

Easy Sunday Pasta
Let the onions and garlic soften and brown, low and slow.

Seasonings Are A Suggestion

I include some basic measurements for the seasonings in all my recipes, but remember, these are always a suggestion. It is always up to you how much of certain seasonings that you like in your dish. My preferences change day to day, even when its a recipe I make often. Some days I like something spicy and the next time I make it, I may be in a different mood. Just remember to season a little at a time, taste and add more. You can always add more, but you can’t take away. Especially Salt!

I just use a basic marinara sauce from Aldi that I love.
Easy Sunday Pasta

Serve It With Salad

My favorite salad to serve with this dish is my Pizza Salad recipe. You can find that recipe by CLICKING HERE.

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