Fusilli Recipe: A Delicious Pasta Dish for Any Occasion
If you’re looking for a hearty and satisfying pasta dish, look no further than fusilli. This corkscrew-shaped pasta is perfect for soaking up your favorite sauce, and its versatility means it can be served as a main course or side dish. In this recipe, we’ll show you how to make a classic fusilli dish with a delicious tomato and basil sauce. Let’s get started!
- 1 pound fusilli pasta
- 1 onion, chopped
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- 28 ounce can of crushed tomatoes
- 1/4 cup chopped fresh basil
- 1/4 cup olive oil
- Salt and pepper to taste
1. Fill a large pot with salted water and bring it to a boil. Add the fusilli pasta and cook for 8-10 minutes, or until al dente. Drain the pasta and set it aside.
2. While the pasta is cooking, heat the olive oil in a large saucepan over medium heat. Add the chopped onion and cook for 5-7 minutes, or until soft and translucent. Add the minced garlic and cook for an additional 1-2 minutes, or until fragrant.
3. Pour the can of crushed tomatoes into the saucepan and stir to combine. Simmer the sauce for 10-15 minutes, or until it has thickened slightly. Stir in the chopped fresh basil and season with salt and pepper to taste.
4. Add the cooked fusilli pasta to the saucepan and toss it together with the tomato sauce until it is fully coated.
5. Serve the fusilli hot, garnished with extra chopped basil if desired.
- If you don’t have fresh basil, you can substitute dried basil, but use about half the amount because dried herbs are more concentrated than fresh.
- If you want a more intense tomato flavor, you can add a teaspoon of tomato paste to the sauce.
- If you want to make this a heartier meal, you can add cooked Italian sausage, ground beef, or chicken to the sauce for some extra protein.
Now that you know how to make a classic fusilli dish, you can experiment with different sauces and ingredients to create your own unique pasta masterpiece. Buon appetito!