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Serve this yummy pasta with a side of crusty Italian bread and a salad for a complete meal.

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Valentine's Day recipe

Pasta with Butter-Roasted Tomato Sauce

Ingredients

  • 8 cloves garlic
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 1  28-oz. can whole tomatoes 
  • 2 anchovy fillets packed in oil
  • Pinch of red pepper flakes
  • Salt 
  • Freshly ground pepper 
  • 12 oz. pasta of choice
  • Finely grated Parmesan cheese, for serving 

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 425.
  2. Crush 8 garlic cloves.
  3. Cut butter into small pieces.
  4. Empty tomatoes into 9 x 13 dish and crush lightly.
  5. Scatter garlic, butter, anchovies, red pepper, salt and pepper over tomatoes.
  6. Roast tomatoes, tossing halfway through, until garlic is soft and mixture is thick and jammy, 35-40 minutes. 
  7. While tomatoes are roasting, boil salted water for pasta.
  8. Remove pan from oven and let cool slightly. Using a potato masher or fork, break up roasted garlic and tomatoes until mixture looks like course apple sauce.
  9. Cook pasta and drain, saving 1/2 cup water.
  10. Return pasta to pot, add tomato mixture and water. Cook over medium-high heat, tossing until sauce coats pasta.
  11. Top with Parmesan.
     
  • Serve this yummy pasta with a side of crusty Italian bread and a salad for a complete meal.