Spaghetti Pomodoro

Spaghetti Pomodoro

By Simply Sated

It is perfect in its simplicity – pasta combined with olive oil, fresh tomatoes, basil, garlic and fresh Parmigiano Reggiano. The flavors are so light, fresh and inviting. If you want to kick it up a notch, I'm sure it would welcome other ingredients – chicken, shrimp, prosciutto would be just fine for my family, but if you truly want to splurge, go for those black mushrooms, or that Devon crab. Buon appetito!

Serving Size: 2 Prep Time: 15 mins Total Time: 25 mins

Ingredients:

  • 2 Tbsp olive oil

  • 1 cup fresh tomatoes – chopped

  • ½ tsp salt

  • ½ tsp ground black pepper

  • 2 tsp or 4 cloves fresh garlic – minced

  • ¼ cup vegetable or chicken stock

  • ¼ cup tomato sauce

  • ¼ lb spaghetti – cooked al dente per package directions

  • ¼ cup fresh basil – chopped

  • Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese to taste – grated and shaved

Directions:

  1. Heat olive oil over medium heat until hot.

  2. Add tomatoes, salt & pepper then saute for one minute.

  3. Add minced garlic – cook for an additional minute.

  4. Add chicken stock, tomato sauce and cooked pasta. Cook for 3-4 minutes until liquid is reduced. Add basil, stir lightly.

  5. Place in serving dishes and garnish with fresh cheese and a sprinkle of chopped basil.


NOTES: Pasta Pomodoro would be delicious with added chicken, shrimp, mushrooms, bacon or prosciutto. Whatever you love in spaghetti would work well.

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