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Homemade Pasta Alla Checca Part One

Who says it has to take three hours to make a pasta sauce? I've got a recipe for a tasty pasta sauce that only takes 15 minutes. It's called Alla Checca (pronounced Kay-kuh in Italian) and if you like fresh tomatoes, you're going to love this sauce. And if you don't like fresh tomatoes, it may just change your mind.
  Roma tomatoes 6 , seeded and julienned
  Garlic cloves 3 , finely minced
  Extra virgin olive oil 3⁄4 Cup (12 tbs)
  Balsamic vinegar 2 Teaspoon
  Kosher salt To Taste
  Freshly ground black pepper To Taste
  Basil leaves 4 , torn (For Garnish)
  Grated reggiano parmigiano 1 Tablespoon (For Garnish)

Put tomatoes in a bowl.
Add garlic to the bowl.
Season with salt and pepper.
Add balsamic vinegar.
Add extra-virgin olive oil to the bowl.
Mix them well. Let them sit for 15 minutes.
Sprinkle with cheese. Mix them well.
Garnish with basil leaves.

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Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Vegetarian, Low Cholesterol
If you scared of preparing pasta sauce at home, this one could be a blessing in disguise for you. Kirk Leins tells you how to make rich and tasty pasta sauce at home in a matter of a few minutes. If you love red, ripe tomatoes, you are likely to fall in love with this sauce for good. And if you aren't much of a tomato freak, then you really don't know, this recipe might just change your mind for good.

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Nutrition Rank

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 514 Calories from Fat 383

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 41 g63.6%

Saturated Fat 3.7 g18.4%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 3.3 mg1.1%

Sodium 199 mg8.3%

Total Carbohydrates 25 g8.4%

Dietary Fiber 4.1 g16.4%

Sugars 12.3 g

Protein 9 g18.7%

Vitamin A 41.3% Vitamin C 41.4%

Calcium 4.8% Iron 0.92%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet


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