Leftover Pasta and Homemade Tomato Sauce

We hate food waste! Not only is bad for sustainability, but it’s also horrible to waste when so many people face food insecurity.

This is one of our favorite recipes to prevent food waste. Also, we feel that cooking is more of a journey than an exact science–in most cases. All amounts, temperatures, serving sizes, and ingredients are suggestions so please use your best judgment to create the recipe that suits your needs.

-Leftover pasta
-Olive oil
-About two hands full of cherry tomatoes per serving
-Greens such as basil or parsley
-Minced or crushed garlic to taste
-Salt, black paper, and crushed pepper flakes to taste

Step 1: Take your leftover pasta out of the fridge and let it get closer to room temperature. This helps save energy when preparing your meal, making it even more sustainable.

Step 2: Cut cherry tomatoes in half or cut one tomato into small pieces.

Step 3: Mince garlic to taste.

Step 4: Put a couple of spoons full of olive oil in a pan and turn to a little below medium heat. Add garlic then tomato and sauté until the tomatoes start to break down.

Step 5: Add the room temperature pasta. Use what you feel you want to eat for your serving size. You may need to add more olive oil now, depending on how fluid you want your sauce to be. Warm pasta, but not to the point where it starts to brown or sauté.

Step 6: Plate your meal on your favorite Loopy dinner plate.

Step 7: Top with your greens, torn into small pieces; basil is especially tasty here!

Step 8: Add salt, pepper, and crushed red pepper to taste.

Step 9: Take a pic, post on social, and tag @LoopyProducts. Enjoy your meal!

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