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Healthy Pasta With Fresh Basil Tomato Sauce

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Ingredients
  Onions 3 Large, coarsely chopped
  Garlic 3 Clove (15 gm), finely chopped
  Chicken stock 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Ripe plum tomatoes 5 Pound, coarsely chopped
  Tomato paste 2 Tablespoon
  Chopped parsley 2 Tablespoon
  Dried basil 2 Teaspoon
  Hot red pepper flakes 1 Pinch
  Linguine/Spaghetti 1 Pound
  Grated parmesan cheese 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Salt To Taste
  Pepper To Taste
Directions

MAKING
1. In a large nonstick saucepan, combine the onions, garlic and stock.
2. Place pan on a moderate flame and allow the onions to simmer in the stock for about 10 minutes.
3. Tip in the chopped tomatoes and the tomato paste and give a good stir.
4. Cover the pan and allow the mixture to simmer for about 20 minutes, stirring occasionally.
5. Uncover and stir in herbs.
6. Cook stirring occasionally, for another 30 minutes until reduced to sauce consistency.
7. Season the sauce with salt, pepper and hot red pepper flakes.
8. While the sauce is cooking, boil the pasta in salted water until cooked al dente or tender-crisp.
9. Drain the pasta in a colander and then using a pair of tongs divide into individual bowls.

SERVING
10. Ladle about 1/2 cup of the tomato sauce over each serving and sprinkle with the cheese.
11. Serve the pasta while it is hot.

TIPS
This recipe makes about 8 cups of sauce, so you can freeze the extra sauce in an air tight container for future use

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Easy
Cuisine: 
Italian
Course: 
Main Dish
Method: 
Simmering
Ingredient: 
Tomato
Interest: 
Everyday, Healthy
Preparation Time: 
5 Minutes
Cook Time: 
60 Minutes
Ready In: 
65 Minutes
Servings: 
4

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