I love to make Spaghetti. This is a recipe that I just made up. It is so much fun to go to local produce vendors and get the freshest ingredients. I usually grab an assortment of tomatoes. I never make this the same way twice.
- 4 Vine Ripe Tomatoes
- 1 Package of Cherry Tomatoes
- 4 Slicing Tomatoes
- 4 Bell peppers (I like assorted colors)
- 1/2 Red Onion diced (Separated into 1/4 cups)
- Basil (eyeball)
- Italian Blend (season to taste)
- Sweet Italian Sausage (Ground or taken out of the casing)
- 1 cup Parmesan
- 1ts minced Garlic
- 1/2ts Garlic Powder
- French Bread
- Garlic butter (you can make it or buy it)
- Garlic Powder
- Chop Large tomatoes into quarters and set to the side. Chop peppers.
- Heat skillet to medium heat with 2tbsp olive oil. Add peppers and onions. Add garlic when almost done.
- In a Large soup pan heat tomatoes to boiling and let cook down for 20 minutes. I leave the skin on. Add 1/4 cup onion to mix.
- Add Italian blend, salt, pepper, and a pinch of basil to tomatoes.
- Add meat to the vegetable blend and cook until browned. I usually add a little basil, salt, and pepper at the stage.
- After the tomatoes cook down for 20 minutes use the emulsion blender. Blend until smooth. Sometimes I add tomato paste or sauce depending on the flavor the tomatoes. Add Garlic powder.
- Add Parmesan to sauce and stir. Salt and pepper to taste.
- Cook the noodles according to package directions. I have started adding basil and garlic to the boiling water and it gives a nice subtle flavor to the noodles. Also, don’t forget to liberally salt the water the noodles boil in.
- Add the meat mix to the tomato sauce. I like my sauce to be proportionate so this means sometimes I have to discard some of the tomato sauce to avoid the end result being to saucy.
- Put Noodles in bowl and cover with sauce. Add parmesan on top!
- Heat oven to 350 degrees.
- Cut bread into thick slices.
- Spread butter on top and sprinkle with a slight bit of garlic powder.
- Bake for 10 minutes.
This is not the final product. I forgot to take pictures when the bread was done.