easy truffle pasta recipe at home
This is a recipe came by drawing inspiration from a more simple tomato and basil pasta, but, I amped it up a bit using truffle (and if you have rendered bacon fat it’s even more tasty). I wanted to make something easy, simple, yet date night worthy. Since the rise of gas prices, groceries, and just overall living costs, we’ve been cutting out eating out! This truffle pasta recipe both is affordable and just as tasty made with ingredients that are accessible by all! I’ve also made modifications if you cannot access truffle or the Mezzetta truffle porcini sauce.
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So this simple yet super satisfying recipe can be altered and modified to what you have in your fridge or produce available to you! The main ingredients are tomatoes and truffle, used to amplify the flavors up a notch! Now I know truffle is harder to get but you can oftentimes find truffle flakes and oil at World Market or places like Homegood’s/Marshalls! If you can’t find it there you can also get it linked here.
- Pasta Noodles of choice (1 package)
- 2-3 cloves of fresh garlic, diced
½ onion, diced
- 1-2 Cups of Wild Cherry tomatoes (1cup of red and 1c of orange/yellow)
- Truffle flakes or *Mezzetta Truffle & Porcini Cream Marinara (if using Mezzetta, then only add in half of the 28 oz can of crushed tomatoes)
- 1 28oz can of crushed tomatoes
- 2 tbsp of oregano
- Salt and pepper to taste
- 2 tbsp of local honey (this always helps my allergies every year)
- 1c of pasta water
- 1/2 c of diced fresh basil
- *Parmesan optional for garnishing
Before making the sauce, I like to boil the noodles for about 10 minutes or until al dente. Scoop out 1c of pasta water for sauce, and set it aside for later. To keep the noodles from sticking I like to mix in olive oil and oregano (1 tbsp) and mix with the noodles and set to the side. I use the same pot to make the sauce for less dishes. Turn the stove on high heat and pour in your olive oil, add in diced garlic and diced onions. Mix until fragrant and lightly translucent then add in your tomatoes and let it simmer and blister until soft for about 8 minutes. Then add in your can of crushed tomatoes, (*or follow the above ingredients if you do not have the Mezzetta Truffle & Porcini Cream Marinara), 2 tbsp of truffle flakes, oregano, salt and pepper, honey, and diced fresh basil. Mix it all together and let it simmer for about 2-3 minutes. Then add in your pasta and pasta water and gently toss all together. Let it rest for about 2 minutes so everything can thicken. Then garnish and top with a bit more truffle flakes and basil. Garnish with some optional parmesan and bam! You’ve got an elevated date night for dinner! Feel fancy, but without the hard work!
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