This time of year when the days are cooler, I think spaghetti with tomato sauce is a great dish. I do make my spaghetti sauce from scratch most of the time. If I am short on time, I will buy a sauce and add something fresh to the sauce to amp up the flavor a little. I did that this week and we had whole wheat spaghetti with the prepared sauce. I added a red bell pepper to the sauce and some fresh garlic to give it more flavor.
Here is how I did it:
First of all, I chopped two cloves of garlic and browned it in about a tablespoon of olive oil in a saucepan.
I chopped one red pepper in large chunks and added it to the olive oil and garlic and let it cook on low for a few minutes.
I added the jar of prepared sauce that I purchased at Aldi and it was their four cheese sauce. I let it simmer for about 1o minutes and the sauce was ready.
The red pepper just gives the sauce a special flavor and made the sauce more tasty.
I left a box of our wheat pasta out for my husband to prepare and have our evening meal waiting for me when I returned from work that evening. I prepared a salad to accompany the meal before I left for work so all he had to do was put it on the salad plate.
We make a great team. Happy Friday Everyone!