Have I mentioned how much I love pasta?

I love pasta. It’s warm, easy, and filling. But mediocre pasta also makes me a little sad, because I know how good it can be. A friend was telling me about this great pasta that she makes with sausage, which of course was a no-go for me, but the method was intriguing. It involved making the pasta in the sauce. I thought I’d give it a try, and see what happened. Boy, am I glad I did. Fancy, delicious pasta was the result. Here’s how it went down: Caramelized Onion Pasta

I knew I wanted caramelized onions (because I always want caramelized onions), so I did that first.

3 large yellow onions in about 1/4 cup of oil, 1 Tbsp of balsamic and 1Tbsp of brown sugar, in the oven at 350 for about an hour (or longer or shorter depending on how you like things)

Then I made the sauce:

1 cup of cashews (soaked: you should do this for several hours, but I don’t. It’s fine.)

1 cup of crushed tomatoes

1 Tbsp of tomato paste

2 cups of stock (I used fake chicken stock)

Blend all that together, then, in a pan with some olive oil, quickly saute 2-3 garlic cloves, minced. Add the sauce and cook for a few minutes and season with salt and pepper. Pour all that goodness into a big pot (oven safe), and add 16oz / 454g of pasta.

Bake all that up real good for about 30 minute (350, of course), adding more stock if things are looking a bit dry. At the end, stir in a bunch of baby spinach and let it sit for a few minutes. This is also when I added in the caramelized onions.

Caramelized Onion PastaTop with some more salt and pepper, and add some vegan parmesan cheese if you’re into that kind of thing.

I also ate this for breakfast the next day, because I firmly believe there’s nothing better than breakfast pasta. Also, I wasn’t willing to surrender the leftovers to Boss.

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One thought on “Have I mentioned how much I love pasta?

  1. I am definitely going to try this as it sounds delicious. This with a green salad now that Dad likes the new salad dressing I make. Should be an interesting addition to our vegetarian fare. Mom

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