I went to TJ Maxx the other week and I love browsing through the home section. They have some great kitchen tools and some good food items too! I spotted a bag of autumn shaped pasta and just had to get em! It gave me great inspiration for a recipe! Check it out!
I try not to buy bottled sauce and create my own base. I wouldn’t call my sauce authentic at all. But here is what I start with, a big can of San Marzano Tomatoes (thanks Linda for the tip!) and anchovies with truffles (yum!)
I chopped up an onion and some garlic and cooked that up with the anchovies. The anchovies literally melt…I added a pat of butter to creamy up the sauce and added the juice of a lemon to add a zing.
I made my dish with the canned tomatoes, zucchini, kale and added the mushrooms near the end. I also cooked down the zucchini and the kale stems down first before adding the kale leaves.
The pasta drained and ready to be put in the sauce! Cute right?? I cooked the pasta a bit under because I knew it would heat up more in the sauce.
Here is the dish all done! It was delicious. Strong anchovy flavor…lol. I liked it a lot. I added a sprinkling of cheese right before eating. Delish. Well I tend to cook one recipe to eat for an entire week. I was pretty sick of it by day 3…haha but it was good nonetheless! The veggies I used really helps to fill you up.