Friday, August 27, 2010

Make this: Fresh, Simple Weeknight Pasta

When it came to dinner tonight, I wanted a pasta that used the ingredients left over from the prior night's meal. So, in logical fashion, I googled the ingredients. This pasta dish, adapted from my favorite Cook's Country, is what I came up with. Try it out for yourself, if you wish...

 What you need:
- pasta (calls for fusili, but we used bowtie)
- 1 can crushed tomatoes
- 1 can diced (we omitted, as we did not have any)
- 4 garlic cloves, minced
- 5 tablespoons fresh basil leaves, roughly chopped
- 3 tblsp olive oil
- 8 mini mozzarella pearls, halved
- grated parm cheese
- 1/2 teasp salt
- 1/4 teasp sugar
- 1/4 teasp red pepper flakes

1) heat the olive oil over medium high, add garlic and red pepper flakes until golden
2) add in tomatoes, let simmer 15-20 min until thickened (we added red wine here - why not?)
3) after 15-20 min, add in basil, salt, sugar, stir
4) pour over pasta, which has boiled by now and been strained
5) stir in mozzarella balls
6) serve with fresh grated parm.

1 comment:

Hilary Dow Ward said...

Looks great....I feel sad that your beautiful new stove is in your garage...sniff, sniff hopefully your kitchen will start soon!


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