This is my favorite thing to make for dinner; it’s super easy, inexpensive and delicious.
My favorite brand of pasta is Whole Foods 365 brand; it’s organic, imported, and cooks up really well.
These are the tomatoes I always buy, I think they are the best for recipes like this, but you can use whatever kind you prefer. I would just recommend buying tomatoes that don’t have any seasoning in them. Same goes for the tomato paste.
I just wanted to show the herbs that I use for this recipe; parsley, oregano, basil, rosemary, and thyme. These ones are from Penzeys Spices.
I do prefer to use fresh herbs when they are readily available. I grow all of these herbs in my garden, but sadly it’s not gardening season yet.
When choosing which pan to cook the sauce in, try to pick one that the pasta will fit in as well. When you coat the cooked pasta in sauce immediately, more flavor absorbs into the pasta and it won’t stick together.
Linguine & Sauce:
-This is my recipe
Prep Time: 5 to 10 minutes; Cooking Time: 15 to 20 minutes
- 1 box of pasta, I used linguine
- 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
- 1/4 cup red onion, finely chopped
- 1 – 2 cloves of garlic, minced
- 1 – 28oz. can of San Marzano crushed tomatoes *pictured above
- 1/2 tablespoon tomato paste
- 1 1/2- 2 teaspoons of mixed dried herbs *whichever kind you like; use fresh if available
- Salt and pepper, to taste
- Freshly grated parmesan, for topping
1. Start boiling water for the pasta. While waiting for the water to boil, prep your ingredients; chop the onion and mince the garlic.
2. When the water is boiling, add salt and then the pasta. Follow the instructions on the box and cook until it’s at a texture you like.
3. While the pasta is cooking, you can make the sauce. Heat olive oil in a medium sauce pan or a sauté pan on medium-low heat *as pictured above*. Add onion and sauté for about 5 minutes; then add garlic and cook for about a minute.
4. When the onion and garlic are softened, add the tomatoes, tomato paste, herbs, salt and pepper. Stir until combined and turn the heat to low. Keep stirring occasionally, until your pasta is finished cooking. *you can start this sauce earlier and cook it for a longer amount of time; this is just a quick way*
5. When the pasta has finished cooking, strain and add directly into the sauce. Toss to combine and serve with some freshly grated parmesan. Enjoy!
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