When one says pasta…you quickly get the cheesy overload of pasta in your mind. Pasta can be healthy if we make it in the marinara sauce. Also by using the whole wheat instead of the Refined Flour one….the guilt is much less. A quick and super easy pasta, in which I cooked the whole wheat spaghetti in the sauce itself instead of boiling it separately and then draining off the water. This particular recipe is kids friendly, my 12 year old daughter does all by herself too. Reaction to this pasta after devouring it by my elder daughter, “This pasta is so much like the one I had in Italy!” (Happy to hear that) So..here is my take on healthy pasta in minutes.
Ingredients: (serves 5)
Spaghetti 1 box std size. Tomatoes 1kg, basil leaves 1cup, olive oil 6/7 tabsp, garlic finely chopped 6-7, tomato puree 2 cups, tomato ketchup 1cup, chicken cube (taste maker) 3packs, salt as per the taste, crushed pepper 2tsp, parmesan cheese 1-2 cup grated.
Chop tomatoes roughly. Tear basil. Chop garlic. Heat oil in a broad deep pan and infuse it with garlic and basil. Stir for 2 mins and add tomatoes. Saute for 5 to 7 mind. Add puree and ketchup. Add approximately 750ml water. Let the marinara sauce cook fo few minutes. Season it will salt. Now break the spaghetti and add it to the marinara sauce. Stir a few time and make sure the spaghetti doesn’t stick to the bottom nor it over cooks. Remove it off the heat when it is almost cooked but not fully..al dente!
Time to serve….with a pair of tongs make the spagetti swirl on the plate, add the sauce over it, drizzle some parmesan cheese and a few drops of extra virgin olive oil.
Enjoy the wholesome goodness of Pasta.