You can buy a good pasta but when you cook it yourself it has another feeling.
While pasta is culturally associated with Italy, it is said that the idea came from ancient Asian noodles. A common belief is that it was brought to Italy from China by Marco Polo during the 13th century.
Regardless of where it came from, pasta is one of my favorite foods to indulge in. Let us not forget that with me being nit-picky about the foods I am eating based on my new fitness journey; pasta isn't exactly the go-to anymore. Some of my favorites would have to be lasagna, stuffed ravioli and Fettuccine Alfredo.
I made a Sausage Fettuccine with a tomato based sauce and of course for all my health guru's, instead of using whole wheat fettuccine like I did, you can substitute with zucchini pasta or another veggie pasta of your choice. Give it a try. It's a yummy dish!
3 chopped garlic cloves
2 tablespoons of parsley
1 tablespoon of thyme
1 tablespoon of brown sugar
2 cups of tomato sauce
1/2 teaspoon black pepper
1 diced medium sized tomato
1/2 teaspoon dried crushed red pepper
Fettuccine (or pasta of your choice)
diced red onion
diced yellow onion
1 beef bouillon cube
Heat oil in heavy large pot over medium-high heat. Add garlic cloves, diced yellow onion, diced tomato. Let them sauce and begin to soften for about 3 minutes. Add diced sausages and sauté until no longer pink. Add beef bouillon cube, black pepper and brown sugar.
Let simmer for 5-8 minutes. Add 2 cups of tomato sauce, parsley, thyme and crushed red pepper (for heat). Add your pasta of choice into tomato sauce, add 1/2 cup of water and let simmer until sauce thickens and pasta is cooked soft. Remember to stir occasionally, about 15-20 minutes.
Top it off with diced red onion, stir and let simmer for an additional 3-5 minutes and top it off with fresh parsley or basal for a garnish.