When not fully sure what to make for dinner, I always have stuff to make a great homemade pasta dish. All you need is noodles, meat and tomatoes. I guess technically you don’t need meat. I always have canned diced tomatoes, tomato paste and noodles in my kitchen. With the right seasonings you can turn those three ingredients into a quick flavorful dish! And like all my dishes feel free to change up the seasonings to your liking.
Easy week night pasta
You will need
1 tablespoon oil
1 onion, diced
2 garlic cloves, minced
¼ teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
¼ cup white wine
1 can diced tomatoes
3 tablespoon tomato paste
1 teaspoon basil
2 teaspoons oregano
1/8 teaspoon sage
1/8 teaspoon thyme
1 bay leaf
¼ cup water
8 oz. noodles of choice cooked
½ pound chicken sausage or meat of choice
2 tablespoon parmesan cheese (more for topping)
Cook noodles and meat according to package
For the sauce heat the oil in a large pot, once heated add in onion cook for around 5 minutes. Add in pepper flakes and garlic. Cook till fragrant about one minute.
Deglaze the pan with the wine, add the tomatoes, the paste, seasonings, bay leaf and water. Lower heat and let simmer for 20 minutes.
Remove bay leaf, then blend the sauce to desired consistence (Using an emersion blender or carefully transferring to a regular blender), if you like chunky sauce you don’t need to blend it or have to blend all, I blended about half of mine. Mix in cheese, meat (If using) and noodles. Ready to serve.