Happy Thursday friends!
I’m popping in today with a super cozy, ultra comforting, equally healthy PASTA RECIPE! Since it feels like a year and a day since I’ve posted one of those on this blog. And who doesn’t crave pasta, ummm, DAILY during these chilly months of hibernation???
One of my very favorite pasta recipes from my site that I make – ohhhhhh, weekly – is this Mushroom Stroganoff Gnocchi. This creamy classic is made with lots of button mushrooms, garlic, dry white wine, and a cashew cream base that literally knocks your socks off. But one day a few weeks ago I got all fancy and decided to add some roasted tomato puree into the mix. Because roasted tomatoes <3
BEST. DECISION. EVER.
The result: the perfectly creamy, seriously flavorful, lovely tomato sauce! So that’s what we’re making here today.
In this recipe, I’m including one of my go-to kitchen life savers: Pop & Cook Crushed Garlic. I’ve featured their sister company, Dorot, many times on this blog because I absolutely ADORE their pop-able herbs, ginger, and garlic. I used their frozen ginger in this cleansing Mango Ginger Green Smoothie and their garlic in both this Garlic Asparagus Artichoke Pasta and this One Pot Ginger + Greens Miso Soup. I recommend them ALL!
A little background…. Pop & Cook garlic and herbs are grown fresh, and are frozen within 90 minutes of harvest. How awesome is that!? You can find them at your local Walmart in the freezer aisle (right with all the frozen vegetables, as shown above) and they’re very reasonably priced.
I love keeping Pop & Cook garlic and herbs in my freezer for quick dinner nights or for those days I simply run out of garlic. Because god knows that has happened TOO many times!
I added a few cubes of crushed garlic to my creamy roasted tomato sauce before I blended it, and it was just the perfect garlic-y flavor! Once the sauce was luscious and smooth, I poured it onto my spaghetti with some sautéed mushrooms and spinach. Finally I topped it off with a final sprinkle of salt, pepper, and freshly chopped parsley for a little pop of color.
Viola! Creamy dreamy comfort food easy enough for a weeknight meal!
So if you’re in the mood for some serious comfort, this pasta is your new best friend. Hope you guys enjoy and have a wonderful rest of your week!