Recipes_ dinner ideas with a little pasta, a lot of fresh veggies – the boston globe

Mid-September farmers markets are an embarrassment of vegetable riches, and deciding where to begin with all that gorgeous local produce can be a challenge. Easy homemade spaghetti sauce with meat How about a simple pasta dish for a glorious seasonal dinner? In these recipes, veggies like zucchini, leeks, and grilled eggplant lead the charge, while the pasta adds substance (whole-grain styles work beautifully). Homemade white sauce for pasta Boil the pasta to just shy of al dente, and then let it finish cooking with the sauce so the flavors and textures marry.


In a colander set over a bowl, toss the zucchini with 2 teaspoons salt and let stand for 30 minutes (it should exude about 1 cup liquid). Homemade pasta sauce slow cooker Place the zucchini in the center of a dish towel, gather the edges, and twist hard to wring out as much liquid as possible. Sauce for pasta noodles Fluff the zucchini and set aside.

Meanwhile, in a very large nonstick skillet over medium heat, mix 2 tablespoons of the oil and 1½ teaspoons of garlic and cook, stirring, until fragrant and just beginning to sizzle, about 1½ minutes. Homemade pasta sauce quick Add the bread crumbs, ½ teaspoon salt, and pepper to taste, and cook, stirring constantly, until light brown and toasted, about 8 minutes. Homemade spaghetti sauce from whole tomatoes Scrape the crumbs into a bowl and set aside.

Wipe out the skillet, adjust the heat to medium-high, add the remaining 2 tablespoons oil, and heat until shimmering. Homemade tomato sauce for pasta recipe Add the onion and ½ teaspoon salt and cook, stirring, until softened, about 4 minutes. Tomato pasta sauce recipe nz Add the remaining 3 teaspoons garlic and continue to cook, stirring, until fragrant, about 40 seconds longer. Homemade pasta sauce without tomatoes Add the zucchini, stir to break up any remaining clumps and incorporate the onions and garlic, spread into an even layer, and cook, stirring 2 or 3 times, until barely tender, about 4 minutes. Homemade pasta sauce from garden tomatoes Add the lemon zest and stir to incorporate.

Add the pasta, ½ cup pasta water, ½ teaspoon salt, and pepper to taste, and cook, tossing, about 1½ minutes. Homemade pasta sauce recipe with fresh tomatoes Add the goat cheese and stir to begin melting. Homemade pasta sauce with tomato sauce Adjust the consistency with a little more pasta water and the seasoning with salt and pepper if necessary. Tomato pasta sauce recipe italian Add most of the basil and stir to incorporate. Homemade pasta sauce for baby Transfer to a warm serving bowl, drizzle with oil, sprinkle with about half of the bread crumbs (bring the rest to the table) and the remaining basil, and serve at once.

Meanwhile, prepare a medium-hot fire in a charcoal grill or preheat a gas grill on high. Homemade spaghetti sauce recipe with garden tomatoes (If using gas, adjust burners to medium-high and grill with the lid closed.) Clean and oil the grill grates. Homemade pasta sauce with tomato paste Brush the eggplant slices with about 1/3 cup olive oil, sprinkle with salt and black pepper, and grill, undisturbed, until well browned, about 5 minutes. Quick homemade pasta sauce recipe Flip and continue grilling about 5 minutes longer. Homemade spaghetti sauce recipe from scratch When cool enough to handle, cut eggplant into bite-size pieces and set aside.

In a very large nonstick skillet over medium heat, mix the remaining olive oil, garlic, and red pepper flakes, and cook, stirring, until it just begins to sizzle, about 1½ minutes. Homemade pasta sauce nz Add the tomatoes and cook, stirring, about 1½ minutes. Best homemade spaghetti sauce recipe from scratch Add the pasta, raisins, eggplant, ¼ cup of the pasta cooking water, 1 teaspoon salt, and black pepper to taste, and cook, tossing, about 1½ minutes. Easy homemade cheese sauce for pasta Add most of the Parmesan strips and toss. Homemade pasta sauce tomato Adjust the consistency with a little more pasta water and the seasoning with salt and black pepper if necessary. Recipe for homemade tomato pasta sauce Add most of the mint and toss. Sauce for pasta and salmon Transfer to a warm serving bowl, sprinkle with the remaining Parmesan and mint, and serve at once.

With the rack in the middle position, heat the oven to 425 degrees. Sauce recipe for shrimp pasta In a large bowl, toss potatoes with 1 tablespoon oil, ¼ teaspoon salt, and black pepper to taste. White sauce recipe for pasta with cheese Spread the potatoes in a single layer over half of a large, rimmed baking sheet, cut sides down. Easy homemade spaghetti sauce recipe with canned tomatoes In the bowl, gently toss the leeks with 1 tablespoon oil, ¼ teaspoon salt, and black pepper to taste, and spread them in an even layer on the other half of the baking sheet. Homemade pasta sauce recipe without tomatoes Roast undisturbed, until the leeks are tender and browned, about 15 minutes. Homemade meat sauce for pasta Remove the leeks from the pan and set aside.

Meanwhile, in the bowl, toss the kale, 2 tablespoons oil, ¼ teaspoon salt, and black pepper to taste, and coat the kale. Best homemade pasta sauce recipe Spread the kale on the empty side of the baking sheet and roast until the potatoes are tender and the kale leaves are shrunken and crisp around some edges, about 12 minutes longer, turning the kale with tongs once halfway through. Best homemade pasta sauce Remove the pan from the oven and let potatoes and kale cool on the pan for 5 minutes.

In a Dutch oven over medium heat, mix the remaining oil, garlic, and red pepper flakes, and cook, stirring, until the mixture just begins to sizzle, about 1 minute.

Add the pasta, leeks, potatoes, 1/3 cup pasta water, ½ teaspoon salt, and black pepper to taste, and cook, tossing to combine, about 1½ minutes. Homemade pasta sauce jamie oliver Add the lemon juice and most of both the parsley and the Parmesan strips, and toss. Easy canning homemade spaghetti sauce recipe Add the kale and toss again. Homemade butter sauce for pasta Adjust the consistency with a little more pasta water and the seasoning with salt and black pepper if necessary. Red sauce for pasta recipe Transfer to a warm serving bowl, drizzle with oil, sprinkle with the remaining parsley and Parmesan, and serve at once.