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Friday, September 9, 2011

Not Your Usual Tomato and Mozzarella Sauce with Pasta







Do you want a different side dish or even a main dish?  This is definitely not your mama’s pasta with tomato sauce!

This recipe came from a 1990 Hometown Collection of America’s Best Recipes Cookbook and was submitted by The Women’s Art Guild, Laguna Gloria Art Museum in Austin, Texas.  I have no recollection of where I picked up this cookbook but it is filled with some tasty recipes. 

If you adore ripe tomatoes and pasta, you will enjoy this for a meal.  It is a simple recipe that is easy to toss together.  The finished dish has a strong tomato taste and the texture of the cheese becomes softer.  I like it warm so I serve it immediately.  I’m guessing it would be fine if it were served with the pasta at room temperature.  It is definitely different!



Ready to rest for an hour



Tomato and Mozzarella Sauce with Pasta

Ingredients:

6 to 8 ripe tomatoes, peeled, seeded and coarsely chopped
2 cups (8 ounces) shredded mozzarella cheese
¼ cup fresh basil, minced
¼ cup olive oil
3 cloves garlic, minced
1 tablespoon fresh parsley, minced
Salt and pepper to taste
1 (16-ounce) package spaghetti

Method:

Combine first 7 ingredients, stir well.
Cover and let stand at room temperature 1 hour.
Cook spaghetti according to package directions; drain well.
Immediately transfer hot spaghetti to a large serving bowl.
Pour sauce over hot cooked spaghetti, tossing gently to combine.
6-8 servings


ENJOY!!!




Be sure to visit my friend, Linda’s blog @My Kind of Cooking for great tips, recipes.  






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17 comments:

Pegasuslegend said...

So fresh looking and delicious, I just love mine like this, like a margarita style pizza pasta!

StephenC said...

Lovely dish, although I need to comment. I'm ok with removing the skins of tomatoes. But the juicy centers where the seeds are comprise about 90 % of the tomato flavor, so I would never discard that. There are few things as delectible as tomato with basil.

jose manuel said...

Que delicia de plato de pasta, me encanta.

Saludos

Food, Fun and Life in the Charente said...

This sounds delicious but I would add a bit of chilie as well, Have masses in the garden and we both love the bite. Diane

Biren @ Roti n Rice said...

Looks really fresh and delicious! I like it warm :) Happy Friday!

From the Kitchen said...

Love a fresh tomato sauce on pasta. The perfect way to say goodbye to summer.

Best,
Bonnie

Marguerite said...

Looks divinely delicious! Thanks for the great recipe! Hope that you and Bill are feeling better, now.

Linda www.mykindofcooking.com said...

Yummy! I love this light pasta dish! It is a nice change from the thick heavy pasta sauce that I usually use.

Lyndsey said...

This looks really good Pam, perfect for those of you who can grow tomatoes! Being good served at room tempurature is great for my bento box lunches! :)

Dzoli said...

pening down.Another great recepie to use when tomatoes appear in my garden.I can imagine it is very tasty with pasta;)

Pam said...

Claudia, exactly! like a margarita style pizza pasta!

Stephen, good point! You're right on spot about tomatoes and basil.

jose manuel, gracias! Me encanta tambien.

Diane, great with the chile, I will add that next time!

Biren, thanks! Have a good evening!

Bonnie, sadly yes! Fall is right around the corner.

Marguerite, thanks! We're fine now. Glad you like this.

Linda, yes. It's a different version that's good!

Lyndsey, yes, this would be great for your bento box lunch! It's perfect for good fresh tomatoes!

Dzoli, I hope you give it a try with your good tomatoes!

Leslie said...

yummmo! I love easy fresh sauce like that, I make something like that for my pita pizza's ~ good stuff.
Have a great weekend Pam.

Karen said...

Mmm, I would love this. I'd have to throw some meat in there for hubby, though ;)

Cheri Wollenberg said...

Can't wait to try this one out. It is always such a pleasure to visit your blog, Pam. Happy Autumn.

teresa said...

mmm, one of my favorite combos ever!

Monet said...

I know what I'm making tonight! We have all the ingredients already...including FRESH mozzarella. Yum! Thank you for taking the time to share another delicious recipe...and your sweet words! I hope you had a relaxing and rejuvenating weekend. We need them! Have a blessed week, my friend.

Chris said...

It look delightful and the thing I like about it the best is how simple it is.