Sep 07 2010

Roasted Spaghetti al Pomodoro – recipe

Published by myamii at 2:24 pm under Dips, Sauces, & Marinades, Pasta, Vegetables, Vegetarian

After yesterdays very important post on Food Styling – I am almost embraced to post this picture. I rummaged through my refrigerator for quite a while before giving up – nothing green to go on top! Everything living and green was sitting in my garden a 15 minute walk away…sometimes it’s impractical to not have your herb garden in your kitchen!

Anyways, I still think the dish is worth of posting because it was so delicious.

I was recently introduced to the idea of roasting tomatoes in the oven by Naturally Ella in her recipe for Roasted Vegetable Tostadas – which I made 4 times in the last 2 weeks! I will post about those later. Anyways, it got me to thinking that if roasted tomatoes can taste so delicious in Tex Mex, they sure would taste great in an Italian dish like Spagehtti al Pomodoro (which is basically spaghetti in tomato sauce).

Now, if you don’t like sweet tomatoes, be prepared, because roasting will dramatically increase the sweetness in this dish. I really loved it, although my husband prefers a good homemade tomato sauce made from canned tomatoes – not roasted. I think that it’s easy and tastes great. There’s not much to it other than throwing all your ingredients on a baking sheet with some olive oil, roasting for 30 minutes, and blending – then spooning it your your favorite pasta.

8 Tomatoes, quartered
2 Onions, diced
2 cloves Garlic, minced
1 Tablespoon Olive Oil
Salt and Pepper to taste
cooked pasta of your liking

Preheat oven to 218°C (425°F).

On a baking sheet, combine the tomatoes, onions, garlic, and olive oil. Bake for 30 minutes, and then remove from oven.

In a Sauce pan, combine the tomato mixture with salt and pepper to taste. Cook over medium high heat until heated through (they will cool down dramatically after leaving the oven – so you can also heat them up in the microwave if you wish and not on the stove top).

Spoon oven your favorite pasta and enjoy!

Makes 4 servings.

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4 responses so far

4 Responses to “Roasted Spaghetti al Pomodoro – recipe”

  1. Marenon 08 Sep 2010 at 2:33 am

    sometimes simple dishes are the best. you get to taste all the flavors and nothing is covered up. I like the picture :)

  2. [...] I shared my Naturally Ella-inspired roasted spaghetti al pomodoro with you, and today I am going to share with you my favorite take on her [...]

  3. Kaitlinon 11 Sep 2010 at 5:10 pm

    mmmm… Simple and delicious!

    I can totally relate to not having a single green thing to put on a plate. It’s so frustrating!

  4. Kaitlinon 11 Sep 2010 at 5:10 pm

    Forgot to include – the picture still looks wonderful, though! I would dive right in :)

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