What is for dinner tonight at your house? We are having Basil Pasta!
It tastes as good as it looks! Yum! You can SEE the flavor on those noodles!
I found this recipe a few weeks ago on Facebook, it was titled “Blow Your Mind Basil Pasta” I have shortened the title to just Basil Pasta, but you can call it whatever you’d like. 🙂 It is a simple dish that you just “throw in”, stir, and viola a fabulous meal in less than 30 minutes! We have eaten this 3 times each week in the last 3 weeks—we LOVE it that much!
12 ounces pasta (use fettuccine or a thicker pasta, angel hair doesn’t hold up well)
1 can (15 ounces) diced tomatoes with liquid ( I used a spicy one with green chiles—AMAZING!)
1 large onion, cut in julienne strips
4 cloves garlic, thinly sliced
2 teaspoons dried oregano leaves
2 large sprigs basil, chopped (Or I used 2 tsp of dried basil)
4 1/2 cups chicken broth (to make this cheaper-I used 5 bullion cubes and 4.5 c water)
2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
Cheese for garnish
This is super simple to “throw together” meal. What I love about this recipe is you can control how spicy or NOT spicy you want it based on your canned tomato choice. This is what I had on hand, so we used this and my mind was seriously blown with it’s awesome taste!
Place pasta, tomatoes, onion, garlic, basil (fresh or dry), in a large stock pot.
Pour in chicken broth. Sprinkle on top the *pepper flakes (*Optional-I did not use since I used spicy tomatoes) and oregano. Drizzle top with oil.
Cover pot and bring to a boil. Reduce to a med-low simmer and keep covered and cook for about 15 minutes, stirring every 5 minutes or so. Cook until almost all liquid has evaporated – I left about an inch of liquid in the bottom of the pot – but you can reduce as desired.
Season to taste with salt and pepper , stirring pasta several times to distribute the liquid in the bottom of the pot. Serve garnished with Parmesan cheese (or if you are out of Parmesan cheese, like I was use mozzarella OR whatever you have!)
If you try this recipe I want to know what kind of tomatoes you used and if your family loved it too! Sorry wish I could give proper credit for this recipe-but it was just a personal friend’s post on her personal page that she had shared from a friend of hers…SO BIG thank you and credit to the original creator of this recipe!
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