I made this dish for my boyfriend and I on Friday night because we had a really good bottle of Sangiovese wine that we wanted to drink. So we grabbed a loaf of french bread and started our prepping! This was a super easy dish to make and full of flavor. I would definitely make it again. Also a nice dish to make for a dinner party and your guests will think you slaved all day in the kitchen, when little did they know, you threw it all in a pot and put a lid on it! Godere! ("Enjoy" in Italian)
12 ounces pasta (we used Angel Hair)
1 can (15 ounces) diced tomatoes with liquid
1 large sweet onion, cut in julienne strips (we used about 3/4 onion)
4 cloves garlic, thinly sliced
1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes
2 teaspoons dried oregano leaves
2 large sprigs basil, chopped
4 1/2 cups vegetable broth (regular broth and NOT low sodium)
2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
Place pasta, tomatoes, onion, garlic, basil, in a large stock pot. Pour in vegetable broth. Sprinkle on top the pepper flakes and oregano. Drizzle top with oil.
Cover pot and bring to a boil. Reduce to a low simmer and keep covered and cook for about 10 minutes, stirring every 2 minutes or so. Cook until almost all liquid has evaporated – I left about an inch of liquid in the bottom of the pot – but you can reduce as desired.
Season to taste with salt and pepper, stirring pasta several times to distribute the liquid in the bottom of the pot.
Pasta. Need I say more?
Maybe it's because I'm Italian, or maybe it's because I love carbs...but pasta is by far my favorite dish. When I was in the depths of my eating disorder, I used to fear every type of pasta. I would not allow myself to eat it. Now, I could eat pasta and Italian food every single day for the rest of my life. Enough said.