Easy week night pasta

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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.
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Deglaze the pan with the wine, add the tomatoes, the paste, seasonings, bay leaf and water. Lower heat and let simmer for 20 minutes.
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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.
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About hairstylistinthekitchen

I am a hairstylist by profession, but love being in the kitchen baking and cooking!

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