Friday, January 18

Tomato Sauce Pasta

As my husband is a fan of Alfredo sauce pasta, i hardly try something else with pasta. Also, for some reason I do not like red color pastas (tomato sauce pasta) from anywhere outside, I feel it is more ketchupy :). So, this home made one was a step I wanted to take before denouncing tomato sauce pastas for good. Yes, it was not ketchupy when prepared fresh, it was tangy and different. I liked it and he quite liked it.


Serves: 2
Preparation Time: 10 minutes
Cooking time: 15 minutes

Ingredients:

1.     Pasta - 200 gm
2.     Tomato - 4
3.     Yellow bell pepper - 1
4.     Garlic - 4 cloves
5.     Onion – 1
6.     Corn starch – 1 tbsp
7.     Salt to taste
8.     Sugar - 1 pinch
9.     Italian seasoning - 1/2 tsp
10. Pepper crushed - 1 tsp
11. Olive oil - 2 tbsp

Method:

Step 1:  Cook the pasta as per instructions on the pack, toss with few drops of oil and keep it.
Step 2: Puree the tomatoes in a mixer slightly chunky if you prefer, chop the bell pepper & onion in the size matching the pasta used and fine slice the garlic.
Step 3: Heat a non- stick pan add a tablespoon of olive oil, sliced garlic and chopped onion. Toss the bell pepper with it. Sprinkle a pinch of crushed pepper and salt.


Step 4: Add to it the cooked pasta and toss them well and keep aside.


Step 5: In the same pan or another one, add less than a spoon of oil and add Italian seasoning to it. Pour in the pureed tomato and let it boil for 5 minutes.


Step 6: Mix corn starch in some water and stir in the boiling tomato sauce to thicken it. This gives an even consistency to sauce.


Step 7: Add salt and crushed pepper to the sauce.
Step 8: While serving spread the pasta and pour the sauce on top.











TIPS:
*Garnish with shredded cheese if you like it and do not mind some extra calories.
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