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.