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Spaghetti with My Go-To Red Sauce and Cashew Parmesan

April 24, 2020

By Kaylee Gottschalk

Spaghetti with My Go-To Red Sauce and Cashew Parmesan Kaylees Eatery
Spaghetti with My Go-To Red Sauce and Cashew Parmesan Kaylees Eatery

This is my go-to comfort food recipe that’s easy and does not require a lot of ingredients!

This is my boyfriend’s favorite dish so I usually make a big batch and freeze portions. So, if you want, you can go ahead and make yourself a big batch of the sauce, then all you have to do is boil some pasta, defrost the sauce and voila!

Red sauce

Ingredients

  • 2 tbsp    olive oil
  • 1               white onion (finely diced)
  • 2-4           cloves of garlic (minced) – depending on how much garlic you enjoy
  • 1 tsp       salt
  • 1 tsp       oregano
  • 2 cans    tomato puree
  • 1 can      tomato paste
  • 1 tbsp    maple syrup
  • A handful of fresh basil (torn) or chiffonade. 
Spaghetti with My Go-To Red Sauce and Cashew Parmesan Kaylees Eatery
Spaghetti with My Go-To Red Sauce and Cashew Parmesan Kaylees Eatery

Method

  • Heat a large saucepot over a medium heat.
  • Add oil and sauté onions until they start to brown.
  • Add garlic, oregano and salt and sauté for 2 more minutes.
  • Add tomato puree and paste.
  • Lower the heat and give the pot a stir.
  • Let the sauce simmer on a low heat for about 1 hour.
  • Stir the sauce every so often.
  • Take the sauce off the heat and, using an immersion blender in the pot, blend the sauce.
  • Add in the maple syrup. If you feel your sauce is still a bit acidic you can add more syrup. 
  • Season your sauce with salt and pepper to taste.
  • Add in your fresh basil (if you don’t have fresh basil don’t worry!)

Cashew parmesan

Ingredients

  • 1 cup      raw cashews
  • 4 tbsp    nutritional yeast
  • 1 tsp       sea salt
  • ½ tsp      garlic powder

Method

Add all ingredients to a food processor and pulse until fine. Don’t over process as you will start making nut butter!

Spaghetti with My Go-To Red Sauce and Cashew Parmesan Kaylees Eatery
Spaghetti with My Go-To Red Sauce and Cashew Parmesan Kaylees Eatery

Pasta

Ingredients

  • 1 bag of your favorite spaghetti
  • Salt
  • Water

Method

  • Bring a large pot of water to a boil, add enough salt. (A tip my instructor at culinary school taught me is to season your pasta water so that it tastes like the ocean – this comes from a true Italian in New York!)
  • Add pasta, fan it out and give it a stir.
  • Cook until al dente (this basically means that your pasta should still have a bite to it) – Approximately 8-10 minutes.
  • Strain your pasta when done (don’t rinse it with water).
  • Stir it the sauce.
  • Add a sprinkle of the cashew parmesan and/or chili flakes.
Spaghetti with My Go-To Red Sauce and Cashew Parmesan Kaylees Eatery
Spaghetti with My Go-To Red Sauce and Cashew Parmesan Kaylees Eatery

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