TROFIE PASTA WITH TOMATO SAUCE

October 10, 2015
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Trofie pasta is one of my newly discovered favorite of pastas. It has a texture similar to that of a gnocchi, just not as thick. This pasta is rolled by hand give it a twisted look. We are normally not too crazy about pairing any tomato sauces with our pastas but every now and then it’s good to make an exception, and the family agreed in this case. I discovered this pasta at Carmine’s Gourmet Market in Palm Beach Gardens after many recommendations from my coworker Sonya. There is a overwhelming variety of anything and everything Italian along with the most extensive selection of meats and seafood. Their pasta section is something drool over as they have a wide array of all kinds of pasta. I had also picked up a bag of squid in pasta as well so stay tuned for that upcoming recipe! This trofie pasta with tomato sauce recipe came about from a mixture of wants and desires coupled with needing to make something easy tonight, and sometimes that’s good enough for me. Enjoy this easy dish that is sure to satisfy any hungry stomach.

Trofie Pasta with Tomato Sauce

Ingredients
1 – 16 oz. bag of Trofie pasta
1 – 24 oz. bottle of traditional Prego tomato sauce
1/2 large white onion, diced
6 cloves of garlic, minced
1 tbsp. extra virgin olive oil
4 tbsp. fresh parsley, coarsely chopped
1/2 tsp. sea salt, plus more for sprinkling

Prepare
1. Chop the produce items , set the parsley aside.
2. In a large pot, heat salted water until boiling.
3. Warm olive oil over medium-high heat in a small sauté pan and add onions and sauté for 3 minutes.
4. Add garlic and cook until fragrant, 1 minute.
5. Add tomato sauce, stir thoroughly, and bring heat down to simmer and allow to simmer for 6 minutes.
6. By this time the pasta water should be boiling, stir in trofie pasta and continue to stir to avoid having the pasta stick to the bottom of the pot.
7. Strain pasta after 11 minutes.
8. Place pasta back into large pot and add tomato sauce.
9. Garnish with parsley and sea salt and stir until well incorporated. Enjoy!

Trofie Pasta with Tomato Sauce
Serves 6
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Prep Time
5 min
Cook Time
21 min
Total Time
26 min
Prep Time
5 min
Cook Time
21 min
Total Time
26 min
Ingredients
  1. 1 - 16 oz. bag of Trofie pasta
  2. 1 - 24 oz. bottle of traditional Prego tomato sauce
  3. 1/2 large white onion, diced
  4. 6 cloves of garlic, minced
  5. 1 tbsp. extra virgin olive oil
  6. 4 tbsp. fresh parsley, coarsely chopped
  7. 1/2 tsp. sea salt, plus more for sprinkling
Instructions
  1. Chop the produce items , set the parsley aside.
  2. In a large pot, heat salted water until boiling.
  3. Warm olive oil over medium-high heat in a small sauté pan and add onions and sauté for 3 minutes.
  4. Add garlic and cook until fragrant, 1 minute.
  5. Add tomato sauce, stir thoroughly, and bring heat down to simmer and allow to simmer for 6 minutes.
  6. By this time the pasta water should be boiling, stir in trofie pasta and continue to stir to avoid having the pasta stick to the bottom of the pot.
  7. Strain pasta after 11 minutes.
  8. Place pasta back into large pot and add tomato sauce.
  9. Garnish with parsley and sea salt and stir until well incorporated. Enjoy!
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author: Teresa Gonzalez

Teresa is a South Florida native who is a photographer that also has a passion for food. She's a seeker of sunshine, lazy days at the beach, and exquisite food.

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    lisa @ garlicandzest.comAugust 16, 2015

    What a cool idea! I must say, I’m glad you didn’t make the cones – I was feeling singularly unaccomplished!

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    lisa @ garlicandzest.comOctober 14, 2015

    congratulations! so happy for you and your family!

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    MargaretNovember 18, 2015

    Hello Teresa, I am so very excited to try your cider bourbon glazed turkey, however the recipe states you have included your own cider bourbon glaze recipe “below”…but it is not there. Would you please send it to me? My William sonoma is out. Thank you have a wonderful thanksgiving! Margaret

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