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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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

Directions Step-By-Step

1
In 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.
2
In 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.
3
Add fresh herbs to onion and garlic. Stir for 2 minutes. It will get very aromatic.
4
Add 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.
5
Cook 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.
6
Grate desired amount of parmesan on sauce.
7
SERVING 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