Wednesday, October 3, 2012
roasted garlic pasta/ a family favorite
I had an idea! I catch myself looking up my blog on my phone while grocery shopping all the time in order to check ingredients for a recipe- especially when I have forgotten my grocery list. I got to thinking. There are many recipes on this blog that have become family favorites. Those go-to recipes that I make all of the time and are always a crowd pleaser and not too time consuming. I thought I might highlight these recipes in a separate section on my blog called "our family favorites."
The first is a roasted garlic pasta recipe that I've made time and time again. When you make this your house will smell like an Italian restaurant. For this recipe I do roast my own garlic which takes about 35 minutes. If you're short on time you can pick up some garlic paste at the store, however, roasting your garlic at home gives it such a unique and amazing flavor. I hope you'll try it! Maybe this weekend as a way to officially ring in fall with your family! Also, make sure to get San Marzano canned tomatoes! They may cost a couple of dollars more but the flavor is completely worth it in this dish!!!
We serve this pasta with fresh gluten free garlic bread which I just butter and pour a bit of garlic salt over the top and place under the broiler for about a minute. I also like to have a small dish of gourmet olives for nibbling.
I hope your family finds it as enjoyable as mine does!!
For the roasted garlic recipe visit here:
This recipe was originally found on the Williams-sonoma website.
Pasta with Roasted Garlic- Tomato Sauce and Basil
2 T olive oil
1/2 yellow onion, chopped
1 can (28oz.) peeled whole tomatoes, seeded and diced
3 T roasted garlic paste
4-6 fresh basil leaves, thinly sliced
salt and freshly ground pepper, to taste
1 lb. gluten free pasta, cooked al dente
In a saucepan over medium heat, warm the olive oil. When the oil is hot but not smoking, add the onions and cook, stirring occasionally, until tender and translucent, 5 to 6 minutes. Add the tomatoes, stir to mix and bring to a simmer. Reduce the heat to med-low and cook, stirring occasionally, until the sauce thickens slightly, about 20 minutes.
Stir in the garlic paste and continue cooking, stirring as needed, 20-25 minutes more. Stir in the basil and cook until the leaves are tender and wilted, 2-3 minutes more. Season with salt and pepper. Toss the sauce with the pasta and serve immediately.