It’s a weekday night. You had a lousy day. It’s already late in the evening; do you really want to cook?
Cooking always makes my day better. One of my favorite quick and decadent go-to dishes is a creamy tomato sauce served over angel hair pasta. This meal is a great choice for a weekday because it uses items I regularly have in my pantry–no shopping, no fuss, just delicious. My husband likes it so much his plate gets literally licked which, though rather unseemly, proves how tasty it can be.
Em’s Creamy Tomato Sauce
1 large shallot, diced
2 tbs garlic
2 cans diced tomatoes
1 tsp kosher salt or sea salt
pepper to taste
1 tbs balsamic vinegar
1/4 cup parmesan or goat cheese
1/4 cup heavy cream
1 tbs chopped fresh basil
pasta, preferably angel hair
Heat olive oil in a skillet. Saute shallot and garlic until translucent. Add tomatoes with juices along with salt and pepper. Simmer for 10-15 minutes for sauce to thicken. Lower heat and add cheese. Stir until melted. Remove from heat and stir in cream. Once combined, stir in the balsamic.
Serve over pasta and sprinkle with fresh basil.