15 minute pasta sauces and toppings

Yield: 1 servings

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Broccoli: Saute cooked chopped broccoli in garlic and olive oil. Add crushed red peppers to taste.

Fresh Tomato: For an uncooked tomato sauce, toss freshly chopped ripe tomatoes, shallots and basil with olive oil. Serve over hot pasta and season with salt and pepper.

Mussels: For a delicate mussel sauce, saute onion and garlic in olive oil, then add diced tomatoes. Mix in shelled mussels (fresh or from a jar) and season with basil, salt and pepper.

Spicy Garlic: Saute lots of garlic and a couple of whole red hot peppers in olive oil. Discard the peppers. Serve the garlic oil over pasta and season generously with Parmesan cheese and fresh parsley.

Brie: Combine diced ripe tomatoes, chunks of ripe Brie, fresh basil, minced garlic and olive oil. Toss with hot pasta and season with salt and pepper.

Summer Squash: Saute garlic with shredded carrots, zucchini and yellow squash in olive oil. Toss with pasta, pass the cheese.

Red Clam Sauce: For a quick red clam sauce, heat canned crushed tomatoes packed in puree and the drained liquid from canned clams along with minced onions, garlic, parsley, salt and pepper. Add the clams just before tossing the sauce with the pasta.

White Clam Sauce: Make a white clam sauce by sauteing minced garlic in hot olive oil. Add white wine, the drained liquid from canned clams, oregano, salt, pepper, and lots of minced parsley. Add the clams just before tossing the sauce with the pasta.

Spinach Sauce: For a creamy spinach sauce, combine cooked,chopped frozen spinach with ricotta cheese and Parmesan cheese,thin with milk and season with salt, pepper, and nutmeg. Also great made with broccoli.

Quick Tomato Sauce: Make a quick spaghetti sauce by sauteing onion and garlic in oil, then adding crushed tomatoes packed in puree.

Season with parsley, oregano, salt, pepper and a pinch of sugar and simmer while the pasta cooks.

Oriental Chicken: In hot oil, saute cubed chicken with scallions and sliced mushrooms and green pepper, add cubed water chestnuts and season with soy sauce and sesame oil.

Anchovy: Stir anchovies in hot olive oil. Add garlic, oregano and parsley.

Sausage: Add sliced sausages to a favorite purchased tomato sauce.

Serve over hot linguine.

Smoked salmon: Heat smoked salmon strips in butter, add brandy,then half and half. Simmer but don't boil. Season with red and black pepper. Sprinkle with chives.

Shrimp: Saute garlic in olive oil, then add and quickly cook shrimp.

Toss with fusilli and sprinkle with red pepper flakes and parsley.

Hummus: Toss hot pasta with olive oil, prepared hummus (chickpea/garbanzo dip), minced parsley, lemon juice, salt and pepper.

Ham: Saute diced ham, onions and mushrooms in butter. Add parsley and blanched peas. Toss with pasta along with grated cheese.

Gorgonzola/Blue Cheese: Melt butter and add an equal amount of olive oil and lots of crumbled gorgonzola or blue cheese. Toss with fusilli. SOURCE: Women's Day, Meals in Minutes, August 1990. posted by Linda Davis

No ingredients found Broccoli: Saute cooked chopped broccoli in garlic and olive oil.

From: Robert Miles Date: 09-06-95 (13:10) (159) Fido: Cooking

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