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PASTA WITH ROASTED TOMATO SAUCE

mayurisjikoni
Pasta with Roasted Tomato Sauce is a versatile, easy to make and delicious recipe. The best part is that the sauce can be prepared well ahead.
5 from 8 votes
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 40 mins
Total Time 45 mins
Course Main Course, Main Meal
Cuisine Italian
Servings 4

Ingredients
  

  • FOR THE PASTA:
  • 2 cups pasta any shape
  • 6 cups water
  • tsp salt
  • 200 g mushrooms
  • ¼ cup olive slices
  • 6 fresh basil leaves
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • FOR THE ROASTED TOMATO SAUCE:
  • 8-10 big tomatoes
  • 1 big red bell pepper
  • 1 medium onion
  • 8 cloves of garlic peeled
  • 1 tsp coarse pepper powder
  • 1 tsp red chilli flakes
  • tsp sugar
  • 1-2 sprigs of thyme
  • 8-10 basil leaves
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tsp salt
  • FOR THE TOPPING:
  • parmesan or cheddar cheese

Instructions
 

  • PREPARATION OF ROASTED TOMATO SAUCE:
  • Preheat the oven to 180°C.
  • Cut the tomatoes into halves and place them on a roasting tray.
  • Cut the stem off the pepper, remove the pith and seeds. Cut into chunks and add to the tomatoes.
  • Peel and cut the onion into chunks and add to the tray.
  • Add the peeled garlic.
  • Drizzle olive oil over it and mix the vegetables.
  • Sprinkle some salt pepper over the mixture.
  • Roast the vegetables in the oven for 30 minutes. In between mix the veggies at least once.
  • Remove the tray from the oven.
  • Let the vegetables cool for a bit.
  • Process them in a liquidizer or food processor.
  • Can leave the sauce coarse or process to a smooth paste.
  • Heat the sauce gently over medium heat when required.
  • PREPARATION OF PASTA:
  • Put the water in boil in a large saucepan over high heat.
  • When the water begins to boil add 1 tsp salt and pasta.
  • Let the pasta boil for 8 to 10 minutes or as instructed on the packet. Stir the pasta frequently to avoid it from sticking to the bottom.
  • Drain out the pasta in a colander.
  • Heat olive oil in a wide pan over medium heat.
  • Add the sliced garlic and stir fry for a few seconds.
  • Add the chopped mushrooms.
  • Stir fry the mushrooms for 1-2 minutes.
  • Add remaining salt, olives and basil leaves.
  • Mix well.
  • Add the boiled pasta.
  • Add Roasted Tomato Sauce and mix well.
  • Allow the pasta to become hot.
  • Serve immediately topped with some shredded cheddar cheese or parmesan.

Notes

  • Add dry herbs if you don't get fresh ones.
  • Choose nice ripe, red tomatoes for the sauce.
  • If you find the sauce is too thick, add a little bit of water. However, you want the sauce to stick to the pasta and not run off it.
  • Puree the sauce to a coarse or smooth consistency.
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