Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Piggy Spaghetti

SO we love pasta around here. And today before we headed out the door to the water park, I remembered I had thawed some pork sausage and needed to cook it up tonight. So I pulled out my crockpot and started adding ingrediants to make a red bolognese sauce. Now, My Co-co loves red sauce, Bartel hates it!! So Co-co was excited for dinner and BArtel was happy with plain noodles with butter and parmesean cheese. Until I made him try the sauce.....He had two more bowls of pasta!! It's a perfect blend of savory, sweet, creamy, and spicy. My family loved it. I am sooo full. I hope you enjoy it too. And I hope I got the measurements right, I kinda added this and that, so make it to your taste, that's most important. Ciao' Yummy Ham, Sausage, and Bacon
I wish I had some fresh basil. Oh well, it was still tasty!
More ham (my son)....
Annie wanted a pic too..
And Co-co.....
The Recipe
Pasta Bolognese
28 oz. can diced tomatoes
15 oz. can tomato sauce
15 oz. can fire roasted tomatoes
1 Tbs. dried basil
1 tsp. dried rosemary
2 tsp. oregano
1 tsp. parsley
1/2 - 2/3 c. sugar
1 Tbs. salt
2-3 shakes red pepper flakes
1 bay leaf
chopped olives (1/2 small can)
2 carrots chopped
1/4 onion chopped
Combine all ingrediants in crock pot. Cook on low for 3 hrs. Remove Bay Leaf. Blend in blender till smooth.
In a deep pot fry 1 lbs. sausage until cooked. Add sauce. Add 1 c. chopped deli ham. Add 2 tbs. real bacon bits (soft kind). Add olives. Add 1 c. heavy cream. Taste. Season with salt or sugar as needed. Serve and top with fresh mozzarella and parmesean.
You can add the Mozzarella to the noodles when ready to serve, then top with sauce, my kids just don't like the fresh stuff so I keep it separate so they don't waste it.

1 comment:

cj said...

You are so smart! What a great idea to use the crock pot for bolognese! You never cease to amaze me.