I was fortunate enough in my younger pre Mama years to live in London, England and get to travel quite a bit of Europe. I loved, loved, love going to Italy and sitting on a patio and having fresh pasta and sauce. The sauce was always so light and yet managed to have such amazing flavor. The secret is in the freshness of the ingredients and especially using the fresh herbs.
I have to admit that this recipe kinda happened by accident. I had bought some fire roasted tomatoes because I was intending to make some enchilada sauce (which I will still eventually get around to, don't you worry!) but then I just had this flash back memory of Italy and needed some pasta. I thought I just had plain ole crushed tomatoes, but no. So I just decided to run with it. What a lucky mistake! This was soooooo tasty I can't wait to eat it again tomorrow!
- 1/2 cup diced yellow onion
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 5 garlic gloves, minced
- 2 cans crushed fire roasted tomatoes
- 3 tablesoons chopped, fresh basil
- 2 teaspoons chopped fresh oregano
- 1 teaspoon crushed red pepper (optional if you like spicy like me!)
- salt and pepper to taste
Mama F: 10 - I loved the simple freshness of this dish and the spice that sneaks up on you at the end of each bite!
Daddy F: 10 - Light, simple, and delicious.
Fuller Kids: 8 - Because I know they are not fans of spice I made them their own batch without the crushed red pepper. They really enjoyed it and I enjoyed bathing the baby afterwards! What a mess!
Lucky the Dog: 3 - Too spicy for doggies, needs meatballs.
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