Garlic red pasta sauce is a basic pasta sauce recipe, jazzed up with lots of fresh garlic and herbs. It’s quick and easy to make – the perfect weeknight dinner recipe.
The Husband and I are going to the Italian Street Festival in Indianapolis tonight, so in honor of this yummy event, I want to share a recipe for one of my favorite red pasta sauce recipes. This garlic marinara sauce is simple, light and fantastic.
This garlic red pasta sauce is a slight variation from my usual pasta sauce recipe, which uses red pepper flakes, fennel seed, shallots, and it takes a bit longer to make.
Sometimes, I dread making dinner. I put thought into what I am making, take time to shop for ingredients, spend time making it, and plate it in the most appetizing way possible to avoid the constant complaining of my oldest (picky) child. So, imagine my utter shock this evening when I made something that my son actually complimented!?!
I made something that was not meant to be dipped in barbecue sauce or on a bun and he ate it and what’s more…He LIKED it!! I feel like I need to shout this from the rooftops!!
I have always had a little satisfaction in knowing that my younger son will eat just about anything. He is a budding food connoisseur in his own right. He is, after all, the one who gave me my little nickname : Basilmomma.
But now that I have this stellar endorsement from my 11 year old, I am going to share this very easy and super yummy red pasta sauce recipe with all of you. You really can’t go wrong here. This sauce is simple to make and will please even the most critical of your family members.
I must warn you….this dish is heavy on the garlic. It is subtle, but necessary. Don’t cut corners here, use freshly minced garlic, you won’t regret it. Your co-workers may, but you won’t. ????
We served the garlic red pasta sauce over pasta, with Tuscan bean and red pepper crostini on the side….Yum!