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Garlic and Onion Pasta Sauce

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Garlic and Onion Pasta Sauce

Garlic and Onion Pasta Sauce
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total prep 188 calories/serving
One of the simplest and best sauces for pasta is sautéed onions and garlic combined with extra-virgin olive oil, salt, and a goodly amount of freshly ground black pepper. Cook a favorite pasta, then drain and remove it to a serving bowl or platter. Pour over the sauce and turn well. Serve with extra pepper.



  • In a small frying pan, heat 2 tablespoons of the olive oil over medium high heat. When it is hot, add the onions, reduce the heat to medium and sauté until just turning gold along the edges, 2 to 3 minutes.
  • Add the garlic and sauté another 1 to 2 minutes, being careful not to burn it. Remove from the heat and pour in the remaining olive oil, then add the salt and the pepper. If not using immediately, reheat just before pouring over the pasta.