“Souped Up” Pasta II

One of my favorite time and money savers is to “soup up” jarred pasta sauce! Nothing could be quicker or easier. Usually your time from pantry to table is 15-30 minutes! Here are two of my family’s favorite “souped up” pasta dishes. (Find the other here.)


Pasta Marsala

Jarred pasta sauce gets a makeover for a quick and delicious dinner. Add a green salad or a vegetable on the side, and you're done!
Course Entree
Cuisine Italian
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Author Meghan Gray


  • 1 pound Rotini Spiral Pasta
  • 8 ounces Fresh Portabella Mushrooms sliced
  • 1 tablespoon Olive Oil
  • 28 ounces Tomato Sauce I like tomato and basil or four cheese for this recipe.
  • 1/2 cup Marsala Cooking Wine if you don't have marsala wine, substitute any non-dessert red wine.


  1. Cook pasta according to package directions.
  2. Meanwhile, in a medium saucepan, sautee mushrooms in olive oil over medium heat for a couple minutes.
  3. Add remaining ingredients to saucepan, reduce heat, and simmer until pasta is cooked.

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About Meghan G

I like blues, punk, and crime drama. I love having boys, keeping active, and the outdoors. I'm a cat person, but I think dogs should have equal opportunities.

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