Spicy Marinara Pasta with Poached Eggs


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Spicy Marinara Pasta with Poached Eggs

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    Have you ever added poached eggs to your pasta? Once you try it, you'll never go back! Let the yolk run to add creaminess to the sauce and help bind it to the pasta.

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    Servings and Ingredients

    Serves 4
    2 tbsp. chili oil, divided
    1 c. cherry tomatoes
    ½ tbsp. Hy-Vee crushed red pepper
    2 tsp. bottled chopped garlic
    1 (17.6-oz.) jar Gustare Vita tomato basil pasta sauce
    ½ c. fresh basil, chopped, plus additional leaves for garnish
    ½ (16-oz.) pkg. Gustare Vita whole wheat spaghetti
    1 tbsp. Hy-Vee white distilled vinegar
    4 Hy-Vee large eggs
    Soiree shaved Parmesan cheese, for serving

    Things To Grab

    • Large saucepan
    • Large stockpot
    • Colander
    • Medium saucepan
    • Large slotted spoon
    • Paper towels
    • Plate
    • 4 serving plates


    1. Heat 1 tablespoon chili oil in large saucepan over medium heat. Add cherry tomatoes, crushed red pepper, and garlic. Cook and stir for 30 seconds or until fragrant. Add pasta sauce and 1/2 cup basil. Reduce heat to medium-low heat. Simmer, uncovered, 15 minutes. Remove from heat.

    2. Cook spaghetti according to package directions. Drain; toss with remaining 1 tablespoon chili oil and set aside.

    3. Fill medium saucepan with water. Add vinegar; bring to a boil. Reduce to a simmer. Use large spoon to stir water. While water is moving, carefully crack eggs into water. Gently simmer, uncovered, 3 to 4 minutes or until yolks just begin to thicken. Using a slotted spoon, remove eggs from water and place on paper towel-lined plate.

    4. To serve, heat sauce over medium-low heat and add cooked pasta; toss to coat. Transfer to 4 serving plates; top each with poached egg. Garnish with additional basil and shaved Parmesan, if desired.

    Nutrition facts


    330 Calories per serving

    Amounts Per Serving

    • Total Fat: 13g
    • Cholesterol: 185mg
    • Sodium: 125mg
    • Total Carbohydrates: 44g
    • Protein: 14g

    Daily Values

    Iron 15%
    Calcium 4%
    Vitamin D 6%
    Potassium 10%