shana (shana) wrote,


My parents aren't feeling well, so I am making my grandfather's pasta recipe. It is very simple.

Fill pot with salted water [I use about a handful of salt to 5 quarts of water].

Chop onion. [About half a large or a whole medium onion. Too much is better than too little.]

In large skillet, saute onion in olive oil until golden. [Not brown.]

Stir in 12 oz tomato paste [2 small cans] and hot water. [At least as much water as tomato paste -- I use about twice as much.] Cover and simmer for _at least_ half an hour, stirring frequently.

When water boils, add pasta. [I use the curly one -- rotini or rotelle, but shells also work.]

When pasta is done, drain well. Then put in the pot. Stir in tomato sauce, one spoonful at a time. Sprinkle parmesan cheese over each spoonful of sauce. Stir well. Continue until sauce is gone. Dish up and serve.
  • Post a new comment


    default userpic

    Your reply will be screened

    Your IP address will be recorded 

    When you submit the form an invisible reCAPTCHA check will be performed.
    You must follow the Privacy Policy and Google Terms of use.