March 6, 2011

Italian Pasta

My mother-in-law obtained this recipe from one of her co-workers. This woman celebrates her Italian heritage by growing her own garlic (hundreds of heads) and making this Italian Pasta for Christmas Eve dinner every year.

Italian Pasta
1 cup olive oil
2 garlic heads
1 tsp. crushed red pepper
2 tsp. basil
4 tsp. parsley
4 (28 oz.) cans petite diced tomatoes
28 oz. tomato puree
2 lbs. fettuccine

Combine all sauce ingredients together, and simmer for 45 minutes. Serve with fettuccine cooked al dente.


Kevin said...

what exactly does al dente mean?

Kerry said...

Al dente means when the pasta is not completely mushy, with a bit of firmness still in the pasta.