Monday, September 19, 2016

A Spoonful of Sofrito: Pasta a la David with Veggies!

A Spoonful of Sofrito: A Pinch of advice that will add a lot of flavor to your life.

Pasta a la David with Veggies!

Sofrito Lovers,

Last night, I made my BearBear David his favorite dish, Pasta a La David, but with few a veggie surprises.

Pasta a la David is a dish I invented for him because he loves pasta and how I prepare it.  The dish consists of any type of pasta with marinara sauce cooked with grape or cherry tomatoes, mushrooms, and chopped onions.  The ground beef is seasoned with Italian spices, salt, and pepper and sauteed with the veggies.

Last night, I added some zucchini for extra flavor and nutrition.  David hates veggies, but will eat them in pasta sauce, so I decided to push the envelope and get him to like something green and good for him.  Luckily, he loved it; he had two servings!

Feeling proud and kind of braggadocious, I've decided to share the recipe below; I hope you enjoy!  Taste it for yourself!  ¡Buen Provecho!

Pasta a la David with Veggies

1 Box of Barilla Penne
1 Packet of ground beef with no fat
1 Tbsp of olive oil
1 Jar of Barilla Marinara
1 small jar of marinara for extra moisture

1 Zucchini diced/chopped
Chopped mushrooms
Half cut grape or cherry tomatoes
1 Medium Chopped onion

½ cup of Parmigiano-Romano grated cheese
1 Tsp of Dry Oregano
1 Tsp of  Garlic powder
1 Tsp of Onion powder
1Tsp of Basil
1 Tsp of Black Pepper
1 Tsp of Salt
¼ Tsp of Red Toasted pepper flakes

Cook penne as per box ingredients.

Heat olive oil under medium high heat and brown ground beef.

Once the beef has almost cooked through add all the dry spices and mix.

Add all the chopped veggies and mix in the pan.  Sautee for 5 minutes or so.

Add 1 jar of Barilla sauce and mix and cook until small boil.

Cover pan, lower heat to medium-low, and cook for 10-15 minutes.

Once the sauce is done, pour onto penne and mix.

Add a few ounces of the small jar of marinara and cheese and mix and cook for 2-3 minutes.

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