Tuesday, September 18, 2007

Pasta in a Tomato-Garlic-Parmesan Cream Sauce

I had 30 minutes to prep, cook, and eat last night before leaving for my classes. The results did not taste like a 30 minute meal at all.. this was one of the best pasta sauces I've made!





Ingredients

  • Penne pasta
  • 2 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 2 tomatoes, chopped
  • 1/2 shallot, chopped
  • 1 c light or heavy cream
  • 1/3 c Parmesan cheese
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp thyme
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 tbsp dry white wine
  • Handful of fresh spinach (optional, but I loved it in this dish!)

Directions

  • Cook pasta; set aside
  • Heat olive oil; add shallots and garlic, saute. Add tomatoes, stir.
  • Add the white wine and thyme. Reduce heat, and allow to simmer for a few minutes.
  • Add the cream and bring to a simmer
  • Add the cheese and salt, stir
  • Toss the pasta in the sauce. If you are using spinach, add it once you turn the heat off so it wilts. Adjust salt if necessary.

I'm so glad I made enough to have leftovers tonight!

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3 comments:

Sarah said...

Wow! So simple but it sounds so good!

Renea said...

Yum, looks fresh and delicious!

Anonymous said...

Hi! I'm going to be trying out this recipe tonight. It sounds tasty!