In honour of National Pasta Day (yes, this is a thing), I am bringing you one of my oldest and favourite (simple) recipes. When I grew up in Toronto, I used to go to a small Italian restaurant called Sempre on Bloor St. It was so good. Everytime, I would get the same dish: spaghetti with tomato sauce, topped with goat cheese and a few sprigs of basil. This recipe has stayed with me throughout my life as a constant comfort dish, and I couldn’t wait to write down the recipe last night after I enjoyed it. It’s hardly a recipe, but it’s so delicious and I can imagine there are a lot of different ways to enjoy it, so put your spin on it!
200g spaghettini (or any noodle you love)
1 cup pre made tomato sauce (I tried Sugo Sauce for the first time, and would suggest half a cup of their original, mixed with half a cup of their spicy sauce)
1 small disk of goat cheese
8 sprigs of basil
Parmesan and salt to taste
1) Cook pasta according to directions.
2) In a small saucepan, warm the tomato sauce.
3) When the pasta is done cooking, dump it into the sauce pan and stir.
4) Top with goat cheese and basil.
Happy National Pasta Day!