Hello pasta lovers– I’m with you on this– what’s more warming and homey tan a bowl of pasta with a fresh tangy sauce??
Saw this recipe in a Food & Wine magazine and realized I had all I needed on hand in the kitchen. That’s what’s so nice about it– no fancy ingredients and ready in less than 30 minutes. Perfect for a busy weekday dinner.
SIMPLE PASTA SAUCE
your favorite pasta
2 tab. olive oil
1 small yellow onion, chopped
1 carrot, peeled and grated
3 cloves garlic, minced
28 oz. can crushed tomatoes
1 tab. butter
1 tsp. dried basil
garnish: parmesan & fresh basil or marjoram*
Heat the olive oil in a deep pot. Add in the onion and cook for about 5 minutes until it is soft. Add in the grated carrot and minced garlic and cook 1 minute more.
Stir in the crushed tomatoes and salt to taste. Simmer on low for 20 minutes, covered with a lid.
While it’s simmering, cook your favorite pasta (we did fresh tortellini).
Then stir the butter and basil into the sauce. Serve over hot cooked pasta. Garnish with basil & parmesan.
*I used marjoram because it grows year round with no help from me, in the side yard.