I am always wondering what to pack my husband for lunch:
Sandwiches become soggy
Curries are too smelly
Creamy pasta too often
So last week I ventured the pasta sauce isle for inspiration. I pick up a jar of creamy tomato pasta sauce and ready the back for ingredients. ”I can make that” I think to myself.. and it was a winner with my husband! A sure staple on our lunch menu.
For about 4 serves (500 gms pasta)
one can diced tomato ( I used one with olives because I bought it by mistake, but works great)
one medium onion – finely diced
two garlic cloves minced
oregano- 2 tablespoons (or any of your favourite herbs)
salt and a pinch of sugar to taste (sugar is used if the tomatoes arent very sweet)
1/2 cup cream
250 gm pasta
olives/sundried tomatoes (chopped- optional)
Saute onions of medium heat in some olive oil util soft. Add tomatoes and remaining ingredients (except for cream) and cook on a low heat until completely cooked and softened. Add enough water to cook, but reduce when almost done as you do not want a soup!
Add desired amount of cream at the end, and olives/sundried tomatoes if you want to. Heat through and mix with your favourite pasta.
This sauce freezes well!