Some foods I could eat absolutely everyday. Such foods include tacos (lots and lots of tacos) and pasta (lots of different kinds of pasta).This pasta officially has made it onto the list of everyday kind of foods. I love the consistency of this pasta sauce so much. Everyone who eats it says it reminds them of an amazing bolognese. It is filled with glorious things like roasted peppers, half-and-half, white wine and a whopping 5 cloves of garlic. Have I won you over yet? I promise that your family, your friends, your neighbors, your Aunt Marge, and heck, even your taste buds will love you forever if you make them this sauce.
You will need:
2 bags of mini penne pasta
1 yellow onion diced
4 large garlic clothes
3 large red bell peppers
28 oz can crushed tomatoes
Scant 1/3 cup pine nuts toasted and pureed
1 cup of half-and-half
1/3 cup white wine plus 1/4 cup because I wanted an extra kick!
3 tablespoons of olive oil, plus a few drizzles more here and there
3 big pinches of salt
1/2 teaspoon red chili flakes
1/2 cup parmesan
Grab a big pan. Drizzle the bottom of the pan with some good olive oil.Add 1 large chopped yellow onion.Add 4 cloves of crushed garlic. Cook until onions start to sweat, stirring occasionally. Add 1 28 oz can of pureed tomatoes. Add 1 cup of half-and-half. Add 3 big pinches of salt. Add 1/2 teaspoon red chili flakes. Add in 1/3 cup plus 1/4 cup of white wine.Add 1/2 cup shredded parmesan, oooooh ya dawgy. Stir all the glory, put on a low flame and let cook a bit. Meanwhile, grab a scant 1/3 cup of pine nuts and throw them in a pan. On a medium flame let them cook, stirring them, till there a bit toasted like the picture. Throw them in a food processor and blend them up! Pour them into the sauce, mmmmmm ya! This will make the consistency all bolognese-y without being beef-y. Add 1/2 cup of parsley, stir it all up! Make sure the flame is nice and low because your gonna be ignoring the sauce for a second. At this point your peppers should be ready. You should start boiling your pasta water at this point, getting those noodles all ready! Cut off the tops remove the seeds and slice em’ up! Throw peppers into the food processor and blend them up till they are a paste! Add them to your sauce! Drain your pasta and pour it on top of the sauce. Before mixing throw some parmesan on top! Refrain from stirring, let the cheese melt a bit. OOH GLORY. Now, get ready, GO! STIR STIR STIR! The goodness will be overwhelming you, I am sure of it. Now serve it baby, garnish with more parsley MORE parmesan and dive in.