Homemade Tomato Sauce

Ingredients:1 tablespoon olive oil, plus 1/3 cup1-2 garlic cloves, minced28-ounce can crushed San Marzano tomatoes1-2 teaspoons sugar, to taste1 tablespoon basil, torn Directions:Add tablespoon of olive oil and minced garlic to a large pot on low heat; sauté garlic about 3-4 minutes, being careful not to burn the garlic. Then, add in crushed tomatoes, remainingContinue reading “Homemade Tomato Sauce”

Lemon Parsley Fettuccine with Shrimp

Ingredients:8 ounces pasta, plus 1/4 cup reserved pasta water10-12 large shrimp4 tablespoons butter2 tablespoons lemon juice2 tablespoons fresh parsley Directions:Cook pasta according to package instructions, reserving 1/4 cup of starchy water for later. (Salt the pasta water for added flavor.) Grill shrimp in a pan on medium-low heat, about two minutes on each side orContinue reading “Lemon Parsley Fettuccine with Shrimp”

Tomato & Feta Orzo Salad

Ingredients:4 servings orzo (about 1 1/3 cups)1 cup cherry tomatoes, sliced in half1 cup feta1 tablespoon fresh parsley3 tablespoons lemon vinaigrette (available in salad dressing aisle of grocery store) Directions:Cook orzo according to package instructions. In a large bowl, combine pasta, tomatoes, feta, and parsley. Drizzle with vinaigrette. Season with black pepper to taste. Five-IngredientContinue reading “Tomato & Feta Orzo Salad”

Cacio e Pepe

Ingredients:4 servings bucatini (about 8 ounces) + 1/4 cup leftover pasta water3 tablespoons butter, softened1/2 cup Parmesan, gratedBlack pepper to taste Directions:Cook pasta according to package instructions. (Salt the pasta water for added flavor.) Once cooked, drain pasta and add butter and reserved pasta water, tossing until butter fully melts. Toss pasta with Parmesan andContinue reading “Cacio e Pepe”