Are you looking for a simple yet delicious dish to impress your guests? Look no further—homemade Italian spaghettis are the perfect answer. They are easy to prepare and require just a few ingredients, most of which you may already have in your pantry. With the help of this guide, you can use these few ingredients to transform into an unforgettable dish with an undeniably Italian flair. Read on to discover the simple steps for making Italian spaghettis that are sure to have your guests asking for seconds!
Making your own homemade Italian spaghettis is a great way to impress your guests! To make this delicious dish, you will need several ingredients, most of which are probably already in your pantry. Here is a list of what you will need to make your homemade Italian spaghettis:
1- Spaghetti noodles – ½ pound
2- Olive oil – 1 tablespoon
3-• Garlic – 4 cloves, chopped
4- Tomatoes – 2, chopped
5- Basil – 2 tablespoons, chopped
6- Salt & pepper – to taste
7- Red pepper flakes – to taste
8- Parmesan cheese – ¼ cup, grated
You may also want to add other ingredients as desired, such as mushrooms, olives, or anchovies. Feel free to experiment and find the combination that you like best! Once you have all of your ingredients ready, you can begin making your homemade Italian spaghettis.
1. Start by boiling a large pot of water. Once the water begins to boil, add a generous amount of salt and the spaghetti. Cook for 8-10 minutes, or until the pasta is al dente (cook until it is slightly firm).
2. Meanwhile, prepare the sauce. Heat 2 tablespoons of olive oil in a skillet over medium-high heat. Add 1/2 a small onion, diced, and sauté until it begins to soften. Add one can of tomatoes, a teaspoon of oregano, and a pinch of salt. Simmer and reduce the sauce until it has thickened, approximately 15 minutes.
3. Strain the cooked pasta and add it to the skillet, stirring to coat it with the sauce.
4. For extra flavor, grate a generous amount of Parmesan cheese over the top of the pasta and sauce.
5. Transfer the spaghettis to a bowl and serve with a green salad and crusty Italian bread for a complete meal.
Step 1: Boil the Spaghetti
To achieve the authentic Italian taste, start by boiling the spaghetti. First, fill a large pot with water and bring it to a rolling boil. Once boiling, add 1 teaspoon of salt for every 4 quarts of water. Once the salt has been added, carefully put the spaghetti into the boiling water. Stirring occasionally, let the spaghetti boil for 10-12 minutes, or until al dente. When the spaghetti is cooked, drain the pot and run the spaghetti under cold water. This helps prevent the spaghetti from sticking together. To be sure your spaghetti is cooked to perfection, try a few strands before draining and adjust the cooking time as necessary. Now you’re ready for the next step of making your homemade Italian spaghettis!
Step 2: Make the Sauce
To make a delicious Italian-style tomato sauce, begin by sautéing garlic and onion in olive oil. Once the aroma of the garlic begins to waft through the kitchen, add canned crushed tomatoes and let simmer for a few minutes. For a hint of sweetness, add in a teaspoon of sugar and a pinch of oregano. To boost the flavor profile even more, add a tablespoon of chopped basil. Simmer the sauce for 15-20 minutes or until it has reduced to the desired consistency.
Once your sauce is the perfect blend of sweetness and flavor, you can now move on to the next step of your homemade Italian spaghettis.
Step 3: Add the Spices
Adding spices is a great way to add flavor and bring your Italian spaghettis to life. For this recipe, we recommend adding a pinch of oregano, basil, parsley, and garlic powder. Start with a small amount, adjust to your taste preference, and then add more if desired. After you’ve added the spices, stir the mixture until all ingredients are completely combined.
Your homemade Italian spaghettis are now almost ready. Bon Appetit!
Step 4: Cook the Sauce
For the sauce, you will need a large saucepan and a medium-high heat setting on the stovetop. Begin by adding your olive oil to the saucepan and heating it until it is hot, then add in your minced garlic and sauté for a few minutes until fragrant. Now add in the Italian sausage and brown for about 8 minutes. Once the sausage is cooked through, add in the tomato puree, dried oregano, and salt, and stir everything together. Continue to simmer the sauce for about 30 minutes, stirring occasionally. Finally, adjust the seasoning with salt and pepper to taste. Your homemade Italian spaghettis are nearly ready!
Step 5: Assemble the Dish
Now that you have all the components of a delicious homemade Italian spaghetti ready, it’s time to assemble the dish. Begin by heating a pot of salted boiling water and adding the pasta noodles. Cook the noodles according to package instructions. Once the noodles are cooked, drain the pot of all the water and return the noodles to the pot. Add the sauce and gently combine the sauce and noodles together. Serve the dish right away and top with grated parmesan cheese. Enjoy!
Step 6: Serve and Enjoy!
Now that your homemade Italian spaghettis have been cooked to perfection, it is time to enjoy the fruits of your labor! Plate the spaghettis into individual servings and give each one a generous sprinkling of freshly grated Parmesan cheese for added flavor. Feel free to add a sprinkle of Italian seasoning, a few sliced olives, or a dollop of pesto to the top of each plate, if desired. Serve with crusty Italian bread and a glass of Italian red wine to complete the Italian meal. Enjoy your delicious Italian spaghettis with your favorite people and bask in the joy of a successful culinary creation.
It’s easy to show your friends and family that you can create something special with a little bit of imagination and a few ingredients. Homemade Italian spaghettis are a delicious and flavorful dish that you can prepare in the comfort of your own home. With just a few simple ingredients, you can easily make a delicious spaghetti from scratch. Just follow the instructions carefully, and you will soon have a meal that impresses your guests. So don’t be afraid to experiment in the kitchen and impress your guests with a delicious and tasty homemade Italian spaghetti!