Friday, August 14, 2009

Parma Rosa Spaghetti recipe

Good Evening and Happy Friday to You!!
Thought I would post the Parma Rosa Spaghetti recipe.
If you like Spaghetti and you like Veggies, you are
gonna love it!! It is a layered dish really, you
put the spaghetti on a plate, then put the Parma
Rosa sauce on top of that then add the veggies
on top of that. with that said let's get started.
I usually start by making the sauce first.
This is my low-fat version, they do have a packet
you can buy, think it is made by Knorr and it is
called Parma Rosa Sauce and all you do is add milk,
heat and stir, but it has hydrogenated oils, so we
no longer eat that, so I looked it up online and
it really doesn't take but 2 sec. longer to do
my version.
Parma Rosa Sauce
1 14oz. can of Italian style diced tomatoes (drained)
or reg diced tomatoes will work too.
1 tsp. of basil and oregano
2 tsp. of garlic powder
1 cup of 1% or whatever type of milk you want
1/2 cup of fat free half and half or if you use regular milk
add another 1/2 cup of that
1/4 cup of grated parm plus or Parmesan Cheese
Put ingredients in a non stick sauce pan,
Stir ingredients together, turn stove to medium heat until it
comes to a boil, then turn it to low and simmer for about 10-12 mins.
stirring often. Then turn it off put a lid on it and let it sit until
everything else is ready.
Angel Hair Pasta
Now get the pot going for your pasta
as package directions say.
Then while the pot is boiling be cooking your
veggies at the same time
The Veggies.
2 tblsp. olive oil
3 onions sliced
3 cloves of garlic peeled and sliced
5 or 6 yellow squash sliced
2 small containers of fresh sliced mushrooms
8 plum tomatoes sliced, I have used compari
tomatoes, and canned diced tomatoes,
the fresh are better tho.
Use a medium non stick dutch oven,
add the olive oil, and heat on medium, then add the
onions and garlic, let those cook until the onions are
translucent, then add the squash and let it
cook until it is softened, then add the mushrooms,
and cook for about 5 mins. or you think they are done,
last add your tomatoes until they heat thru well.
Once your veggies are done, your pasta should be
done as well, So drain the pasta, put it on the plate,
put the parma sauce on top and add your veggies
on top of that. If you want sprinkle some
parmesan on the top.
If you want you could probably put the pasta in
a large bowl and mix it together with the Parma
sauce and then add the veggies. I have never
done that but it would probably work, don't see
why not. It will serve probably 6 or more, if you are
having salad and bread or fruit with it.
I usually have some watermelon or a toss salad
with it or sometimes we just have it all by itself.
Whatever works for you!!
It really isn't as hard as it sounds,
especially if you have the veggies already
cut up before you start, then it is a whiz
Bon appetit,
Hope you enjoy!!
Have a Great Weekend!!
Blessings and Hugs,


Heather said...

sounds delightful :)

BECKY said...

This sounds good, but we're not eating pasta yet. Maybe in a couple of months! We did the beach yesterday, and today I met with one of my Keeper's club moms to plan out the year. We are taking our break from school now, and that feels great! Hope all is well there!
Talk to ya soon!
Love ya,

Unknown said...

I love spaghetti since I was a child. My mom always cooks me, my brothers and my sister whenever it's our birthday or other special occasions that needs celebrating. Thanks for sharing this recipe. Now I can cook for my mom. I'll definitely make this before I get my Food Handler Certification.

LC said...

This sounds like it will be fantastic. I was looking for a from-scratch version of parma rosa sauce without the hydrogenated oils and chemicals.
Can't wait to try it. Thank you!

meetyouonthemoon said...

In thinking of saving this recipe for when our spaghetti squash is ready to harvest! Is there any reason I couldn't substitute spaghetti squash for angel hair pasta? I still love my pasta though..this might be dinner tonight!! Thanks!

Nellie's Cozy place said...

To meet you on the moon,
Tried to go to your blog but couldn't find a way to contact you.
So guess I will leave it here, in
case you come back.

Thanks for coming by, I don't see any reason at all you couldn't use spaghetti squash. It is well drained right?? that should make it an even
better meatless or vegetarian meal. Think you will really enjoy it, and a nice bonus is if you have leftovers it heats up well in microwave.
A lot of times I just serve it with watermelon or a fruit salad. or you can have some bread as well, especially if you do the spaghetti squash.

Blessings, Nellie