Whole Wheat Pasta in Red Sauce & Mushroom Recipe

Whole wheat pasta simmered in mushrooms and tomato sauce. The simplest tomato sauces consist just of chopped tomato flesh cooked in a little olive oil and simmered until it loses its raw flavour, and seasoned with salt. This pasta dish is wonderful served with a green salad. The best thing about it is that you can put this meal together in just a few minutes.

Whole Wheat Pasta in Red Sauce & Mushroom Recipe

Ingredients

1 (28-ounce) can tomatoes* Whole Wheat Pasta in Red Sauce & Mushroom Recipe

2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil, plus more for serving

1/3 red onion, medium diced

3 cloves garlic, sliced into chunks

Pinch red pepper flakes, optional

1 cup chopped mushroom

2 handful fresh basil, torn, plus more for serving

Salt and freshly ground black pepper

1 pound whole wheat pasta for serving

Freshly grated Parmesan cheese, for serving

Method

In a food processor, puree the tomatoes to a smooth creamy consistency.

Add olive oil to a large pan over medium heat. Once hot, add the onions, mushrooms  and saute until they are soft, and before it actually starts browning a bit, add the garlic. If you’d like to make the sauce spicier, add a pinch red pepper, optional.

Add the tomatoes and season with salt and pepper.

Simmer on a medium-low flame for about a half hour. Thrive for balance in the consistency of the sauce, it has to be fluid but it should not look overly wet. A few minutes before taking the sauce off the fire, add half the basil and season with salt and pepper.

To serve: Cook a nice al dente pasta, dress with red sauce and finish with some freshly grated Parmesan, a couple of leaves of basil and sprinkle with extra-virgin olive oil.

Adapted from Cooking Channel TV

 

 

Whole Wheat Pasta in Red Sauce & Mushroom Recipe

Whole Wheat Pasta in Red Sauce & Mushroom Recipe

Whole Wheat Pasta in Red Sauce & Mushroom Recipe

Whole Wheat Pasta in Red Sauce & Mushroom Recipe

 Whole Wheat Pasta in Red Sauce & Mushrooms Recipe

 

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