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Tomato Sauce


Build your Own Pasta

My kids love it when I do “Build Your Own Pasta Night”.

It allows them to put exactly what they want in their bowl almost like being at a Buffet.  Except, I don’t own that much food.

You can use absolutely anything you want.  Everyone has different tastes.

I just happened to use what I had on hand.

I used some olives, capers, feta, roasted tomatoes (not pictured), and fresh basil (also not pictured).

For the roasted tomatoes, I just took some grape tomatoes, drizzled a little extra virgin olive oil over them, and a little salt and pepper.  Then I roasted them at 375 degrees for 20 minutes, or until the tomatoes start to burst.

 Afterwards, I sprinkled fresh chopped basil over them.

These things are so yummy.  When you roast them, they become sweet and tangy and they start to produce their own juice.  So, instead of doing a tomato sauce, I decided to just use these in place of it.

I chopped up extra fresh basil to sprinkle over top at the end if anyone wanted to.

A drizzle of olive oil and ………

 a splash of lemon juice is always a great option when you are trying to keep it lighter instead of the typical heavy feeling pasta can take on sometimes.

That’s exactly what I did.  : )

AND it was soooooooo good.

It’s a great chance to get creative and try all kinds of different toppings.  This would be great for a Get Together also!  Especially if you have picky eaters.


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