Basil Pasta Sauce
Nothing beats the aroma of this speedy simmered pasta sauce...except its wonderful taste. To round out the meal, toss together a green salad and pop some garlic bread in the oven as shown in the photo at right. Or, steam asparagus for a swift side dish and pick up a chocolate cream pie from the supermarket.—Taste of Home Test Kitchen, Greendale, Wisconsin
Total TimePrep/Total Time: 25 min.
- 1/4 cup sliced fresh mushrooms
- 1/4 cup sliced green onions
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 2 garlic cloves, minced
- 1 can (14-1/2 ounces) diced tomatoes with roasted garlic, undrained
- 2 tablespoons white wine or chicken broth
- 1 tablespoon minced fresh basil
- 1/8 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 pound bulk Italian sausage, cooked and drained
- 3 tablespoons tomato paste
- Hot cooked fettuccine or pasta of your choice
- In a large saucepan, saute mushrooms and onions in oil. Add garlic; cook 1 minute longer. Add the tomatoes, wine, basil and salt. Bring to a boil; simmer, uncovered, for 5 minutes. Stir in the sausage and tomato paste; heat through. Serve with pasta.
Nutrition Facts1 each: 272 calories, 14g fat (4g saturated fat), 23mg cholesterol, 1380mg sodium, 25g carbohydrate (17g sugars, 4g fiber), 9g protein.
Originally published as Basil Pasta Sauce in Quick Cooking July/August 2002