BLONDIE'S LIGHT AND EZ SPAGHETTI

Blondie's Light And Ez Spaghetti

No Photo

Have you made this?

 Share your own photo!

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.

Rating:

★★★★★ 2 votes

Comments:
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

How to Make BLONDIE'S LIGHT AND EZ SPAGHETTI

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!

Printable Recipe Card

About BLONDIE'S LIGHT AND EZ SPAGHETTI

Course/Dish: Pasta Sides
Main Ingredient: Pasta
Regional Style: Italian
Dietary Needs: Vegetarian



Show 8 Comments & Reviews

15 Healthy Meal Prep Ideas

15 Healthy Meal Prep Ideas


Is your goal for the year to eat healthier? We’re here to help. These healthy meal prep recipes will make sticking to your diet easier than ever. Not only is meal prepping proven to help you eat healthier, but these nutritious meals are also delicious and sure to cure your cravings.

18 Family Favorite Comfort Foods

18 Family Favorite Comfort Foods


Comfort foods are known to reduce stress, bring on nostalgia, and make you feel happy. And nothing says comfort food like pasta, casseroles, dumplings, and meatloaf! These family-friendly recipes are sure to please everyone’s taste buds and have them coming back for seconds (and maybe thirds).

16 Quick-Fix Winter Dinner Ideas

16 Quick-Fix Winter Dinner Ideas


Dinners in under 60 minutes! For those nights where you need to get dinner on the family ASAP, these quick-fix dinners are here to help. Who says that homemade delicious meals require hours to make? These yummy, family-friendly dinners only need an hour from start to finish. Scroll down for classic recipes, new dinner ideas, […]