Sicilian Pasta Recipe

Quantity of serves: 2

Description of the dish: This Sicilian Pasta recipe is a delicious and hearty dish that features a blend of sweet and savory flavors. The pasta is tossed with a rich tomato sauce, topped with crispy breadcrumbs, and finished with a sprinkle of fresh herbs.

Recommended occasions to prepare it: Perfect for a family dinner, potluck, or casual gathering.

Ingredients:

10 oz Amber Farms spaghetti
1/2 onion, chopped
2 cloves garlic, minced
1/2 lb Italian sausage, casings removed
1 can (14 oz) diced tomatoes
1 tbsp tomato paste
1 tsp dried oregano
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 tsp black pepper
1/4 cup red wine (optional)
Fresh basil, chopped (for garnish)

Instructions:

  1. Cook the Amber Farms spaghetti according to the package instructions until al dente. Drain and set aside.
  2. Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add the Italian sausage and cook until browned, breaking it up into small pieces as it cooks.
  3. Add the chopped onion and garlic to the skillet and cook until the onion is translucent.
  4. Add the diced tomatoes, tomato paste, oregano, salt, and black pepper to the skillet. Stir to combine.
  5. If using, pour in the red wine and stir to combine. Let the mixture simmer for 10-15 minutes, or until the sauce has thickened.
  6. Add the cooked spaghetti to the skillet and toss to coat the pasta with the sauce.
  7. Serve the Sicilian Pasta with chopped basil on top.

Chef’s Recommendations

  • Use high-quality olive oil and Parmesan cheese for the best flavor.
  • For a vegetarian option, omit the Parmesan cheese or use a vegan alternative.
  • Add a pinch of red pepper flakes for a spicy kick.
  • Experiment with different types of pasta, such as penne or rigatoni.
  • Serve with a simple side salad and a glass of red wine for a complete meal.
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