Creamy Hot Pepper Tomato Basil Sauce

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Sometimes we just need a little warm cozy comfort food for dinner, and this one fits the bill! Little ingredients, some healthier substitutes and oh so good.

Ingredients:

  • 1 box whole wheat penne

  • 1 yellow onion, chopped

  • 2 garlic cloves, chopped

  • 1 tbsp olive oil

  • 1 can diced tomatoes

  • 1/2 cup water

  • 2 tbsp tomato paste

  • 1 tbsp basil, chopped

  • 1 tbsp oregano

  • 1 tsp red cayenne pepper

  • Salt & pepper to taste

  • 1/2 cup coconut cream

  • 1/4 cup Parmesan cheese

  • 1 cup spinach

Directions:

1. Boil whole wheat penne pasta and cook until soft, drain

2. While penne is cooking, in a large pan sauté 1 tbsp olive oil and onion & garlic until translucent, about 5 or so minutes

3. Add in diced tomatoes, tomato paste, water, oregano, basil, cayenne pepper, and salt & pepper

4. Turn the heat down to low and simmer while stirring to combine

5. Add in coconut cream and stir to combine. Add spinach and mix until wilted

6. Add penne pasta back into the skillet and mix to coat until warm

Serve with any sort of protein you desire or as is! Enjoy!

Lauren