Friday, November 11, 2011

Pantry Pasta

I made this pasta last night for the teachers potluck at my daughter's school.  It's yummy and easy to make, which is always good when you are providing a dish for a pot luck.  I created the recipe a while back when I had nothing planned for dinner, but of course still need to make Something. So I looked in the pantry to see what goodies were hiding in there and came up with this creation.  Since then it's been a good, easy, go-to meal, and I almost always have all the ingredients on hand. I wish I had taken a picture for you, but alas I was not planning on blogging about it until I promised to pass on the recipe.

Pantry Pasta

2 T olive oil
1/2 onion, chopped
2 cloves garlic, pressed
1/4 cup red wine
2 cans diced tomatoes
1/4 t oregano
1/2 t basil
1/8 t crushed red pepper
1/4 t salt
1/8 t black pepper
1 can roman beans( or any other type of canned beans), drained and rinsed
9-10 oz coconut milk
1 lb box of pasta

Saute the onion in olive oil until soft, add garlic and saute another minute.  Add red wine, stir then add tomatoes, and spices (the measurements are approximate, so season to taste).  Simmer for about 15-20 minutes.  Meanwhile, prepare the pasta.  Add the beans to the sauce and cook for about 5 minutes, then stir in the coconut oil.  Cook for another 5 minutes.  Mix sauce over pasta.

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