pappardelle pasta with rosemary gravy

when it comes to noodles, i am kinda extreme – i either like really thin like angel hair or really thick like lasagna. so when i saw rachael ray make this pasta dish with pasta dish, i was intrigued because i never ate or heard of pappardelle pasta before.

i really like it! it is thicker, chewier and absorbs the gravy well. trader joe’s has a lemon pepper pappardelle pasta that i used for this recipe. it added an extra citrus flavor to the pasta which i really enjoyed. give this pasta and recipe a try!

Ingredients

  • 3/4-pound pappardelle pasta (wide ribbons, substitute fettuccine if unavailable)
  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 4 large cloves garlic, crushed
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose wheat flour
  • 2 tablespoons tomato paste
  • 1-1/2 cups chicken stock
  • 2 tablespoons minced rosemary leaves, a couple of sprigs
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • grated Pecorino Romano cheese, optional
  • A couple handfuls arugula or baby spinach leaves, thinly sliced, optional

Preparation

Put a large pot of water on to boil for the pasta. When it comes up to a boil, salt the water, drop in the pasta, and cook to al dente.

While the pasta is working, start gravy for pasta. In a deep medium skillet melt 2 tablespoons olive oil over medium heat. Add a clove of crushed garlic and cook a couple of minute. Whisk flour into garlic infused oil. Cook the flour a minute or 2 then whisk in the stock. Add rosemary and whisk in tomato paste and Worcestershire sauce. Simmer to thicken, 5 minutes. Season the sauce with salt and pepper, if necessary.

Drain pasta and toss with sauce. Add a handful of cheese and mix, if desired. Scatter arugula or spinach across pasta, to garnish.

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original recipe from 30 Minute Meals: Chicken Marvalasala and Pappardelle with Rosemary Gravy

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