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What is the difference between Marinara sauce & spaghetti sauce?

Last post Jan 24, 2005 7:44 AM by queenietwo . 8 replies.


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  • What is the difference between Marinara sauce & spaghetti sauce?
    Is there a big difference? Just curious. Thank you! :)
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  • RE: What is the difference between Marinara sauce & spaghetti sauce?
    The marinara is just tomatoes and no heavy spices, at least that is what I have always thought.
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  • RE: What is the difference between Marinara sauce & spaghetti sauce?
    I think marinara sauce tastes more like a pizza sauce. When you get pizza at some pizzarias they`ll give you a little dish of marinara to dip your crust in.
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  • RE: What is the difference between Marinara sauce & spaghetti sauce?
    Marinara sause isn't as thick as spaghetti sauce and has chunks of tomatoes in it. They seem to taste pretty much the same, but marinara is "runnier".
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  • RE: What is the difference between Marinara sauce & spaghetti sauce?
    I read in a cookbook years ago that Marinara Sauce is sauce without meat - so I guess that means just a basic tomato sauce.

    I use to think it meant that it had fish in it, because I think the word Marinara means something to do with the Sea. A lot of people probably think this as I noticed in a menu at an Italian Restaurant, that it mentioned when describing the different entrees that the Spaghetti with Marinara Sauce DID NOT have any fish or seafood in it.
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  • RE: What is the difference between Marinara sauce & spaghetti sauce?
    I thought it meant meatless too. Only because my veg niece always orders that very specifically in restaurants.
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    Diane

  • RE: What is the difference between Marinara sauce & spaghetti sauce?
    I never thought about it much before. I found this.

    "Marinara Sauce

    Definition: [mah-ree-NAHR-uh] A highly seasoned Italian tomato sauce made with onions, garlic and oregano. It's used with pasta and some meats.

    --Copyright (c) 1995 by Barron's Educational Series, from The New Food Lover's Companion, Second Edition, by Sharon Tyler Herbst"

    So then I guess spaghetti sauce is any sauce served over pasta called spaghetti?
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  • RE: What is the difference between Marinara sauce & spaghetti sauce?
    Marinara has a simpler, fresher taste to me. Not heavy or cooked to death. The tomatoes and herbs taste fresh from the garden.
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  • RE: What is the difference between Marinara sauce & spaghetti sauce?
    I thought that Marinara sauce also had chopped up carrots and stuff in it whereas spaghetti sauce does not. Marlene
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