Nothing is better than a big bowl of pasta with a hot and spicy sauce AND it comes together in just 25 minutes!
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- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 1/ 2 onion, small dice
- 2 carrots, small dice
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- 1 tablespoon tomato paste
- 2 (15 ounce) cans diced tomato
- 1 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
- 1/ 4 teaspoon salt
- 1/ 4 teaspoon black pepper
- 1 teaspoon dried basil
- 1/ 2 teaspoon dried oregano
- Fresh basil, for garnish if desired
- Cashew parmesan, for garnish if desired
Heat a large pan on medium heat. Once hot, add the oil, chopped onions, carrots, and salt. Cook for 5-7 minutes or until the onions are translucent but not browned, stirring occasionally.Add the minced garlic, tomato paste, crushed red pepper, and mix covering the veggies in the paste.Transfer the canned diced tomatoes, pepper, dried basil, and dried oregano to the pan and stir. Bring sauce to a simmer.Reduce heat down to low and cook for an additional 10-15 minutes stirring occasionally.
Transfer sauce to a blender or food processor. Pulse until the sauce has become a desired smooth consistency.Add sauce to your cooked pasta and top with garnishes.