Quick pasta in tomato sauce

A quick and easy pasta recipe yet so tasty and very filling. Not bad for a weekday huh?..Give this a try :)


1/2 pound pasta
1 cup tomato sauce or 2 14oz cans of diced tomatoes made to paste
1/4 cup milk
2 cloves garlic minced
1/4 tsp pepper
1/4 tsp nutmeg powder
1/2 tsp dried basil leaves
1/2 tsp red pepper flakes
10 cherry tomatoes halved
1/2 medium onion sliced
hand full of spinach teared (or any vegetables of your choice to make up to a cup)
1/4 cup Parmesan cheese
Salt to taste
2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
1 tbsp of pine nuts or silvered almonds


Cook pasta according to package directions. While cooking the pasta once the water comes to a boil add a tbsp of salt and give a good stir before dropping in the dry pasta. Let it cook and drain the pasta into the colander.
Just before draining the pasta into a colander, reserve 1/4 cup of pasta water and set aside. Drain the pasta, put back in the empty pot and keep aside.
Heat oil in a pan. Add in garlic and fry for couple of seconds. Add in nutmeg powder, dry basil, pepper flakes and fry for a minute. Add in the onions and fry for 2 to 3 minutes till onions are translucent. Add in the spinach leaves and let them wilt down. Now add in tomato sauce, pepper and little bit of salt. Give it a good stir and let it cook for 5 minutes if using sauce or 15 minutes if using canned tomatoes. Add in milk and mix thoroughly to incorporate everything. If you like to thin up your sauce add in the pasta water you reserved earlier.
Now check the taste add in the cherry tomatoes and pasta. Give it a good stir, add the cheese and turn off the heat. Transfer to a plate.
Garnish with pine nuts or silvered almonds. Serve hot.


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