Blondie's Light And Ez Spaghetti Recipe

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BLONDIE'S LIGHT AND EZ SPAGHETTI

Blondie Pussycat

By
@blondie8080

Sometimes, I crave spaghetti and sauce, but time doesn't allow for cooking meat, allowing it to simmer a long time, so I came up with this recipe. It is healthy, and quick to prepare. Fresh herbs are always a plus, but if you don't have any on hand the dried will do.


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Rating:
★★★★★ 2 votes
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Serves:
4-6
Prep:
10 Min
Cook:
30 Min
Method:
Stove Top

Ingredients

4 Tbsp
evoo, divided
1
medium sweet yellow onion, diced
2 clove
garlic
1 Tbsp
italian seasoning, dried
~or~
1/4
cup each~fresh oregano, basil, marjoram, rosemary, thyme
28 oz can(s)
diced tomatoes~**do not drain**~
salt and pepper to taste
1/4
cup basil, julienned
fresh grated parmesan (not the kind in the green can)
1 lb
dry spaghetti or angel hair pasta

Step-By-Step

1In a stock pot, put about 4 qts of water and heat on med-hi. Cover. This can be coming to the boil while you are making the sauce.

2In a deep skillet, heat evoo on med-hi till shimmery. Add onion; saute about 3 minutes, stirring constantly till opaque. Add garlic and lower heat to med. Stir constantly for one minute so it doesn't burn.

3Add fresh herbs to onion and garlic. Stir for 2 minutes. It will get very aromatic.

4Add tomatoes and allow to simmer till most of juice has evaporated.
Add fresh julienned basil and stir about 15 seconds. Remove pan from heat and cover.

5Cook pasta per package directions. Reserve 1/2 cup of pasta water, then drain in a colander. Return pasta to the pan you were cooking it in. **IF THE PASTA GETS TOO DRY AND IS HARD TO SERVE, ADD RESERVED PASTA WATER A TABLESPOON AT A TIME TILL YOU CAN SERVE THE PASTA.**
When dry, place pasta on warm plates and top each serving with desired amount of sauce.

6Grate desired amount of parmesan on sauce.

7SERVING SUGGESTION: Serve with garlic bread and a simple salad.

ENJOY!

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Pasta Sides
Main Ingredient: Pasta
Regional Style: Italian
Dietary Needs: Vegetarian
Other Tags: Quick & Easy, For Kids, Healthy