The situation: I've made spaghetti
, and served a portion (or two) onto a plate. I reach into the refrigerator
for the sauce, only to discover I'm fresh out of it
! But having already prepared and served the pasta
, it needs to be eaten, and I don't feel like running to the convenience store
for more sauce.
Here's a simple thing I like to do in situations like this, to make the pasta acceptable. It's not really a sauce, so much as a pesto. It takes only a minute to make.
Measurements are not included; try it a few times to find the right amounts to suit your tastes.
Emergency spaghetti sauce
Sprinkle the cheese over the pasta. The top of the pasta should be coated with cheese. Sprinkle lightly with basil and garlic, to taste. Then add about 1-2 tablespoon
s of olive oil (don't measure it, just pour it directly) and mix it up. After mixing, add more ingredients if it seems to need it. Enjoy!
Other quick suggestions:
- Use fresh basil, chopped garlic and shredded cheese for better flavor.
- Add pine nuts, if you have them handy.