Roasted Tomatoes & Basil Pasta

Roasted Tomatoes & Basil Pasta

I am a huge fan of one pot meals, O is a huge fan of pasta, N is a huge fan of anything with veggies. Result of that is that pasta makes a regular appearance in our house, I make a lot of kind of pastas but this one is the favorite of everyone at home.

Its so basic yet so delicious that its almost unbelievable, roast some tomatoes with garlic, basil, olive oil... I usually chop my tomatoes in fours, add olive oil, chopped garlic, tear some fresh basil leaves. Add some sea salt and black pepper.

Roasted Tomatoes & Basil Pasta

Grill it in the oven at about 200C for about 30-40 mins till the tomatoes are nice and soft.

Roasted Tomatoes & Basil Pasta

Use a hand whisk to slightly mash it.

Roasted Tomatoes & Basil Pasta

Now saute some veggies and chicken if u want in olive oil, add the above sauce, let it simmer for 2-3 minutes and add to the boiled pasta and bingo its ready.

Roasted Tomatoes & Basil Pasta
Roasted Tomatoes & Basil PastaI am a huge fan of one pot meals, O is a huge fan of pasta, N is a huge fan of anything with veggies. Result of that is that pasta makes a regular appearance in our house, I make a lot of kind of pastas but this one is the favorite of everyone at home. Its so basic yet so delicious that its almost u...

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    Ingredients

    For the sauce
    Large ripe juicy tomatoes
    8 10
    Fresh basil leaves (if u dont have use 1 tsp dry basil)
    8 10
    Garlic
    5 6 cloves of
    Olive oil
    1 tbsp
    Sea salt
    1 tsp
    Freshly ground black pepper
    1/2 tsp
    For the rest
    Chopped veggies (I like to use red and yellow peppers, broccoli, carrots whatever is around)
    1 cup
    Boneless chopped and cooked chicken or 5 10 prawns (optional)
    1/2 cup
    Olive oil
    1/2 tbsp
    Salt
    to taste
    Boiled pasta
    2 cups

    Steps

    1. Put all the ingredients for the sauce in a bow and grill it in a preheated oven at 200C for about 30 mins.
    2. After the tomatoes are a little cool, mash a little using hand whisk.
    3. In a separate pan heat olive oil and stir fry the vegetables, add chicken and shrimp if you are using them.
    4. Saute for 2 minutes.
    5. Add the sauce and let it simmer for 3-4 minutes.
    6. Add the boiled pasta, mix and serve hot. You may sprinkle some Parmesan cheese on top and add a dash of tobasco if you like your pasta spicy.
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