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08-10-2006, 01:49 PM
Iím looking for some good easy ones. The kids love pasta but my wife and I are sick of the same old sauce and canít stand most of the jar crap. Low-cal, high-cal I donít really care. Just something thatís tasty. Ideally it would be something I could just throw together while the water is coming to a boil.
Here is my current favorite, definitely not low cal, but oh so goodÖ
Gorgonzola Cream Sauce
1/3 Cup Butter
6 oz gorgonzola cheese
1 ľ cup cream
8 Tbs parmesan cheese
Salt & Pepper to taste
Melt butter and gorgonzola over med-low heat in heavy pan stirring w/ wooden spoon. Add cream cook 3-4 minutes to thicken add the rest stir; serve with your favorite pasta.
08-10-2006, 02:01 PM
1 pound spaghetti
2/3 cup olive oil
2/3 cup grated Parmesan
1/2 cup fresh lemon juice (about 3 lemons)
Salt and freshly ground black pepper
1 tablespoon lemon zest
1/3 cup chopped fresh basil leaves
Cook the pasta in a large pot of boiling salted water until tender but still firm to the bite, stirring occasionally, about 8 minutes. Meanwhile, whisk the oil, Parmesan, and lemon juice in a large bowl to blend.
Drain the pasta, reserving 1 cup of the cooking liquid. Toss the pasta with the lemon sauce, and the reserved cooking liquid, adding 1/4 cup at a time as needed to moisten. Season with salt and pepper. Garnish with lemon zest and chopped basil.
Recipe from that sexy Giada de Laurentis
08-10-2006, 02:37 PM
Tomato vodka cream sauce
-This recipe came from Rachel Ray so I'm sure the exact amounts are out there, but I don't measure much
Cup of Vodka
28 oz can of crushed tomatos
Cup of chicken stock
1/4 cup or so heavy cream
Torn or chopped Basil
Saute Shallots and Garlic in butter and olive oil. add vodka and cook off about 1/2 to 3/4. Add stock and tomatoes simmer for a bit, add cream and basil.
If you don't like the vodka+kids combo, you could probably skip it. Sometimes I saute onions too, but I really like onions
Fun King ded
08-10-2006, 03:00 PM
Hot italian sausage
Red gravy - sweeter preferrably
Works really well with cheese ravioli.
08-10-2006, 04:41 PM
Also, pesto is a good sauce for pasta.
08-10-2006, 04:43 PM
My basic pasta sauce. Needs about a 5-10 minute headstart on the pasta.
1-2lbs of meat (ground beef/italian sausage/both/chicken)
diced yellow or red onion
diced green pepper
2 cans (14 oz) of diced tomatoes with italian seasoning or basil, etc.
other options include frozen brocolli, red pepper, squash, zucchini etc.
italian seasoning, oregano, basil, etc.
brown the meat, once there is some liquid in the pan from the meat add the garlic and onions.
when the meat is mostly browned, add the mushrooms and green pepper
cook for a couple of minutes.
add tomatoes, artichoke hearts and tomato sauce
cook for several minutes until the liquid has reduced a bit and looks saucy.
New pasta recipe that I just tried and am still working out the kinks on...
Package of italian sausage (slice the sausages or remove the casings totally, your choice)
1/2 package of frozen yellow squash, zucchini, and red onions (walmart sells a 2lb mix produced by birds eye)
1 lb of pasta - suggested to use bow ties, but I used rotini
cook pasta as normal, drain when done
brown the sausage and set aside. keep some of the drippings for the next part
in a new pan add a tablespoon of the sausage drippings to 2 or 3 tablespoons of olive oil (I'm still working on getting the right amount of oil, so you may want to alter this part). heat the oil and drippings and add garlic.
over low heat saute the minced garlic until the flavor is released (I think that's happened when you can easily smell the garlic.
add the squash and zucchini mix and saute til warm and tender (you might want to turn the heat up to try and keep the veggies crisper). This is a good point to add the pesto if you are using it.
add the sausage and pasta to the garlic, squash and zucchini mix. mix well
serve warm, sprinkle with parmesan cheese or if it doesn't seem too oily already, with olive oil
08-10-2006, 04:45 PM
Whichever recipe you use, just make sure to use lots of garlic powder
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08-10-2006, 05:03 PM
Google "Alice Jo's Spagetti Sauce"
Thank me later.
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