Making a quick pasta dish for two can be easy and delicious. The sauce cooks while your pasta is boiling and in no time you have a fresh tasting tomato sauce for dinner. You could just open a jar of pasta sauce but this sauce tastes fresher and is healthier. Serve this with a delicious caesar salad and some fresh italian bread. You can spread the Italian bread with softened butter that you season with some garlic powder to make a tasty addition to this meal. A quick easy dinner for a romantic Valentine’s Day dinner for two!
Here’s what you need:
1 large can crushed tomatoes in tomato puree
1 cloves garlic, crushed or chopped ( your option)
1 tablespoon olive oil ( I prefer extra virgin olive oil)
5 fresh basil leaves
1 tablespoon fresh parsley, leaves only chopped fine
1- Put up a large pot of water to boil for your pasta.
2- In a medium saucepan or deep fry pan with a lid, slowly saute the garlic in the olive oil. Allow this to slowly saute for at least 5 to 7 minutes. Do not allow the garlic to brown. If you notice it starting to brown, lower the flame.
3- Pour the crushed tomatoes into the pan and stir in the parsley. Rip 3 of the basil leaves into pieces and stir into the sauce. Cover the sauce and allow it to simmer for 25 minutes.
4- Meanwhile cook your pasta in boiling salted water until it is done to your liking. Drain and place in serving bowls.
5- Tear the remaining basil leaves into pieces and stir into your sauce. It is no ready to serve over your pasta.
Just add a green salad and fresh Italian bread and you have a quick and easy pasta dish for two!