So I was trying to stick with a quick and easy recipe theme since I've been getting such fun feedback about my recent pizza and chicken recipes. I made this pasta dish thinking it would fit the same description...it's kind of a one pot sauce and doesn't have too many ingredients. After making it, though, I realized it probably won't be considered that quick and easy by everyone. But it's really delicious and for a gourmet-ish dinner it IS relatively simple. So I'm posting it anyway :) I hope some of you are still inspired to try it!
I originally found this pasta idea through a Buzzfeed link on Pinterest. The original recipe calls for Spaghetti Squash, but I've always used angel hair pasta instead. I just haven't decided to set aside the extra time or dish-washing energy to roast squash for this recipe. (See I have simplified it a bit!) But if you're looking to make a gluten-free or healthier version, then definitely go for the squash option! I'm sure it's delicious that way too.
This recipe calls for a shallot, which may not be the most familiar ingredient. So here are some photos of them in case it helps. You can usually find them near the garlic at the grocery store. But if you don't feel like looking for them and/or chopping one, then you can totally skip it! The original recipe didn't call for a shallot, but I just like the extra, mild onion flavor that it adds to the dish.
Note: If you have kids and everything about this dish will scare them, then the good thing is...you're making pasta! Just throw some extra angel hair in your pot and set it aside to top it whatever way they like! And then enjoy your own grown-up, fancy pasta :)