Pasta Checca

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Enlightening Entrees!

This unconventional pasta checca recipe is fresh and yummy! It will make for an easy and great dinner! So much better than store bought! Enjoy!

5 fresh tomatoes, seeded and diced

4 cloves garlic, minced

½ sweet Vidalia onion, minced

½ cup diced sundried tomatoes

½ cup diced marinated artichoke hearts (drained)

1/2 cup chopped fresh basil

1/2 cup olive oil

½ teaspoon cayenne or cajun spice

¼ teaspoon red pepper flakes

salt and pepper to taste

2 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese (or more if you like it cheesier) 

1 pound pasta (choose your favorite – spaghetti, linguine, farfalle or penne work nicely)


In a pot, sauté onion until translucent in olive oil, then add in both kinds of tomatoes, garlic, basil and artichoke hearts- Season with cayenne/Cajun spice, red pepper flakes, and salt/pepper.


Cook pasta in a large pot of boiling salted water until al dente. Drain. Combine pasta with sauce and toss. Add grated Parmesan cheese to your liking.