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It happens. You have a day, maybe a week, when nothing seems to get done. The to-do list keeps growing, and nothing gets checked off. This often happens at the Cat Farm, especially at this time of year – my most hectic time at work, and one of the busiest times for the gardens and other household chores. This recipe is for those days that are long and crazy. Those days when you run around like you’re barking mad, and feel like you’ve been hit by a truck when you finally stop to take a break. This recipe will make your house smell like a freakin’ Italian restaurant. This recipe is quick and bloody easy.
Now, there’s a catch. If something seems to good to be true, it usually is. The catch here is… canned tomato sauce. Yup. And though normally I refuse to buy canned/bottled pasta sauces (because they are easy to make, and my sauces don’t have any weird chemicals in ‘em), there are times when I cave. Like on the weekend when we’ve been outdoors all day, we’re so hungry we could eat the arse end of a skunk, and we need something fast.
I use Hunts Tomato Sauce for this recipe. Just their basic sauce – no added seasonings. Also, you should know that this recipe makes enough to feed a small army. A big pot full of pasta and sauce. Perfect for a hungry family or to reheat for lunches throughout the week.
Disclaimer: this is not first date food. Six cloves of garlic, a pile of onions and pasta that can whip you in the face are never first date food. You’ve been warned.
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Movita’s Super Easy Pasta with Garlicky Cream Sauce – inspired by many - download and print
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 2 tablespoons butter
- 2 cups diced onion
- 6 cloves garlic, minced
- 2 cans (680 ml each) Hunts Tomato Sauce
- salt and pepper to taste
- a dash of sugar (optional)
- fresh basil, to taste, chopped
- 1 1/3 cup light cream
- 1/4 cup Parmesan cheese, grated, plus more for garnish
- 1 900g package of spaghetti (or other pasta)