This is the easiest, fastest, pasta dish I know how to make.  It is for those days when you have been busy all day, too tired to cook, and just need some quick comfort food.  It is also very versatile....add different fresh herbs - in the summer I use fresh tomatoes and fresh basil from the garden, rosemary is lovely too.  Also, any fresh minced green is lovely - spinach, collard greens, swiss chard, kale are all delicious in this dish.  In my house, this is what we consider Fast Food.   What are some Fast Food Meals made in your kitchens?

1 package Gluten Free Spiral Noodle Pasta
Olive oil
1 28 oz. can whole tomatoes (I slice the tomatoes into bite sized pieces)
1/2 a large onion roughly chopped
4 minced garlic cloves
handful of fresh minced Flat Leaf Italian Parsley
1 tsp. dried Basil (or 2 Tblsp. fresh Basil)  and ground Fennel
Salt and Pepper
Parmesan cheese
While the pasta is cooking, heat up some olive oil in a dutch oven low to medium heat.  Add in the onion, garlic, sauteing to sweat out.  Then add the dried seasonings, and tomatoes with the juice.  Bring to a simmer, turn the heat to low, stirring occasionally.  When pasta is done, drain and add to the tomato sauce.  Remove from heat, and add in the Parmesan cheese and minced fresh herbs stirring well to combine.

Ina Gawne


  1. Eggs here too Ina - fridge scraps frittata 🙂
    I'm afraid I haven't developed a taste for gluten free pasta yet (unless it is drowned in a cheesy sauce - then all systems are go!) XO

    1. Janet - In Canada we have some fabulous gluten free pastas - way better than the wheat pastas. Eggs and fridge scrap frittata's are perfect! 🙂

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