My feeling is that a pasta meal needs to either start with or be accompanied with a crisp lettuce salad.
With the savory flavors and soft textures of a well prepared pasta meal, I think your tongue is screaming for something cool and crunchy.
This salad has many ingredients, but the home-made dressing is light and does not overpower the vegetables.
It’s a classic that you will enjoy many times.
For The Pasta-Purist I think this recipe,
provides the best of all worlds.
Fresh Tomatoes - for that fresh-from-the garden texture. Canned Tomatoes - for ease and convenience.
Prepared Pasta Sauce - to add slow-cooked flavors.
Add to that some fresh herbs, fresh garlic and Italian sausage drippings and you have a home-made style pasta sauce that is sure to please.
This sauce is light (no... not from a calories standpoint), the natural juices from the fresh tomatoes coat your pasta without having that big, heavy glump of belly-filling pasta sauce.
You’ll feel like you ate healthy, and in may respects, you did.
Make it sinful with meatballs or sausage
or let it ride on it’s own.
I’ve Never Made This Without Spooning The Last Dabs Of The Sauce Out of the Pan.
This creamy sauce does the trick if you want something that is rich, filling and features several different layers of flavors.
The Cajun seasoning brings out a nice, savory, somewhat spicy flavor while the cream sauce tempers it to point where they are a perfect couple.
This recipe is easy and quick to make and can hold it’s own as a stand alone meal.
Nothing else is needed to round it out.
Don't let the chipotle part of the name spook you.
This is a tomato-based sauce that, admittedly, can provide as much or as little heat as your heart (and your guests) desire. This is achieved by tweaking the amount of just one ingredient.
The sauce is relatively light and does not overpower the shrimp that you will add right at the end of the cooking process.
This creation can be served on virtually any style of pasta, but I recommend trying it first with angel hair. It will leave you feeling satisfied, but not stuffed.