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The perfect easy dinner for two – Fettuccine With Homemade Red Pasta Sauce And Fontinella Cheese. Ready in just 30 minutes and very easy to prepare. Great for a movie night at home. Traditional pasta with red sauce and the smooth slightly sharp taste of Stella® Fontinella Cheese. Scroll down for an exciting giveaway.
Happy Sunday guys! I hope you are having a nice long holiday weekend! Mine is going well. Today is my husband’s birthday and we are celebrating!
We are having a Birthday party in the house later today.
So my plan for yesterday was to cook dinner for two of us and then go out to see a movie. Well, the going out part never happened. You guys know me – I love to bake, so I decided to bake the cake for the party. While, my plan was for a simple vanilla cake and fill it with blueberry whipped cream and then cover it with buttercream frosting, at the last moment I decided that I wanted to cover the cake in fondant. I’m not that experienced with fondant cakes and it took forever to make this one. It turned out amazing and I can’t wait to try it later today.
The whole “cake thing” kind of ruined our going out plans. But I did cook dinner and we watched a movie at home (Mad Max). This fettuccine with homemade red pasta sauce is one of my favorite recipes when I don’t have a lot of time to cook and also we both love pasta.
I did make my own sauce, but you can definitely use store bought if it is easier. There is no meat in this dish, but at times I just prefer to go meatless. Add some meat of your choice if you’d like.
My little secret to the wonderful taste of this pasta – I decided to use Stella® Fontinella Cheese, which added a little bit of sharpness and sweetness to the dish.
I love Stella® Italian Style Cheeses because I can easily find them in grocery stores in my area. With their great variety, they make the perfect addition to a lot of my recipes. Some of the products I think you’ll love are the Fontinella® (used in recipe feature), Rosemary Medium Asiago, Fontina, , Italian Sharp, Mozzarella, Parmesan, Mediterranean Parmesan, Provolone, Ricotta, Romano and Black Pepper Romano.
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Fettuccine With Homemade Red Pasta Sauce And Fontinella Cheese
- For The Pasta Sauce:
- one 15 oz can crushed or diced tomatoes
- 2 tbsp olive oil
- 1 tsp salt
- 1/2 tsp sugar or honey
- 1/2 tsp oregano
- 1/2 tsp dried basil, (or 3-4 fresh basil leaves)
- 2 garlic cloves, , minced
- 1/2 yellow onion, , chopped
For the pasta:
- 4 oz fettuccine or pasta of your choice
- 1 tbsp pine nuts, (optional)
- Stells® Fontinella Cheese, , shredded
- In a blender combine tomatoes, garlic and onion and pulse 3-4 times, until combined, but still chunky. Transfer to a saucepan, add salt, basil, oregano, sugar and olive oil and cook on medium until thickened (10-15 minutes). Stir frequently.
- In the meantime, bring a medium pot of water to a boil. Cook pasta according to package directions. Drain well.
- Transfer pasta to 2 bowls and divide sauce between them. Top with pine nuts (optional) and shredded Fontinella cheese. Serve and enjoy!
Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.
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