Olive Garden Caserecce Pasta & Red Sauce
Similar to pasta with tomato sauce, this dish is fairly simple to make, using staple ingredients such as dry pasta, tomato sauce, and onions.
1 lbs caserecce pasta (or your favorite small shaped pasta), cooked according to package directions
1/4 cup olive oil
2 Tbsp garlic, chopped
1 cup onions, chopped
1 bay leaf
3 29-oz cans tomato sauce
1 12-oz can tomato paste
3 ¾ cups water
1 tsp granulated sugar
2 tsp basil, dried
1/4 tsp oregano, dried
1 tsp salt
1 tsp black pepper, ground
Fresh Italian parsley, for garnish
- HEAT oil in a saucepot and add onions, garlic and bay leaf. Saute until golden brown, being careful not to burn. Add tomato sauce and paste, water and seasoning. Simmer for 1-1/2 hours.
- TOSS cooked, drained pasta into sauce.
- TRANSFER to large serving platter. Garnish with fresh parsley and serve immediately.