Hay folks! Are you in a pinch for time and craving a scrumptious feast? Do you fancy twirling up an Italian classic that is as easy as pie? Then have I got news for you! Best Quick Meals is all about making your culinary voyages as swift as lightning, and today, we’re all about spaghetti!
As easy as falling off a log, spaghetti is my go-to dish when the clock’s ticking. It’s got this addictive twirl and a taste that kicks boredom out of the park. Trust me, when you swan into the room clutching a steaming plate of spaghetti, you’ll have everyone’s attention (not to mention their stomachs grumbling).
But, hold your horses! You’re probably wondering – how do I whip up this delightful serving in no time and leave everyone licking their fingers?
Well, my cherished home-chefs, fear not! Learning how to prepare a quick spaghetti meal is like learning to ride a bike – a delight you’ll never forget. Get your pasta boiling in a large pot – always remember, folks, the bigger, the better! In the meantime, sauté your garlic till it hits that golden hue, toss in your tomatoes, sprinkle some magic in the form of Italian herbs, and let ’em bubble away. Now, the bell of the ball – your al dente spaghetti – swoops into the delicious sauce you’ve cooked up. Toss it around until every strand sings with flavor. Voila, before you know it, you’ve got a stunner on your hands!
So, there you have it folks; a plate of steamy, delicious spaghetti that would make even your Italian grandmother green with envy! And all in the blink of an eye. Now bugger off, get cooking, enjoy, and remember to live life one quick meal at a time!
Let’s Make It!
Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a rolling boil.
Add spaghetti to the boiling water.
Boil for 8 to 10 minutes or until al dente; this term means the pasta is soft enough to eat but still has a slight bite.
While the pasta is boiling, heat olive oil over medium heat in a large skillet.
Sauté minced garlic until it starts to golden.
Add crushed tomatoes to the skillet.
Season with Italian herbs, salt, and pepper.
Let the tomato mixture simmer for about 15 to 20 minutes to allow all the flavors to mingle together.
Once the spaghetti is al dente, drain the water using a colander, reserving some pasta water.
Add the drained pasta into the skillet with the sauce.
Toss it around, making sure every strand of spaghetti is coated with the sauce.
If the sauce is too thick, add a bit of the reserved pasta water.
Serve immediately, garnishing with parmesan cheese and a sprinkle of fresh chopped basil if desired.