I love comfort food. I mean, I really love comfort food. I grew up eating it, and it’s the only way my dad knows to cook. He makes the BEST homemade spaghetti. He simmers it for hours and builds the flavors one by one; I really like to think of it as a masterpiece. If you didn’t know better, you’d think a true Italian was cooking for you.
But alas, home-cooked comfort food is not complimentary to my waistline, so I set out on a mission to create something just as wonderful with out all the fat and calories. Boy do I have some very exciting news. This recipe is a winner. Hands down. It’s super easy, light, and oh so flavorful. Chris ate it all! Now that’s something to brag about.
Look how beautiful these babies are. I spotted them across the room at the grocery store and made a beeline for them. Talk about tasty. These little guys had SO much flavor.
I decided to serve this sauce over soba noodles, but plain old pasta would have been fine. I find soba noodles to have more of a nutty flavor than regular pasta, and they complimented the flavor of the sauce really well.
- 2 Tbs Olive Oil
- 2 cloves garlic- chopped
- 1 lb assorted cherry and grape size tomatoes sliced in half
- 1 cup chicken stock
- 2 tbs tomato paste
- ½ lb pre-cooked Italian chicken sausage, sliced
- Chopped fresh basil
- Salt - to taste
- Pepper - to taste
- Soba Noodles
- Parmesan cheese -optional
- Heat olive oil in large skillet on medium heat
- Add garlic and sauté a few minutes for about 30 seconds, being careful not to burn
- Add halved tomatoes to the skillet, allow sauce to simmer a few minutes until juice from tomatoes starts to release.
- Add chicken stock and simmer about 25 minutes. The sauce should start to thicken up pretty well.
- While the sauce is simmering, bring a pot of water to a rapid boil, add soba noodles, cook for about 5 minutes, or until tender, and strain.
- Add tomato paste, fresh basil and chicken sausage slices to the tomatoes. Simmer until the sauce is a little thicker and the sausage is heated through, about 5 minutes. Salt and pepper to taste
- Serve sauce over soba noodles and top with Parmesan cheese and fresh basil.