This easy pantry dinner recipe for pasta with buttered tomato clam sauce adds some seafood to this comfort food pasta supper.
My friends! How is everyone doing out there on Quarantine Day 394,482? I’m pretty sure that’s how long we have all been doing our part by staying inside, washing our hands and FaceTiming with our dear ones.
I have also been stress-baking, which is working out well for this character, who is (as usual) taking everything calmly and with a great attitude.
Opposites attract! Although I am trying to keep things as positive as possible. I’m listening to my Calm app in the morning, I am keeping in close touch (by phone!) with friends and family, and one day I am actually going to wear Real Clothes instead of leggings. Baby steps.
In the meantime I am all about the comfort foods, and for me, comfort food means pasta. My ultimate comfort food is pastina with cheese and an egg, but pretty much any pasta will cheer me up. (Hence the leggings.)
This easy pantry dinner recipe for pasta with buttered tomato clam sauce adds some seafood to this comfort food pasta supper. This particular pasta with buttered tomato clam sauce gets extra points for being a pantry supper…meaning that there is a good chance you may have the ingredients right there in your pantry.
Pasta. Canned tomatoes. Canned clams. A slice of bread. These all team up with butter and a few other ingredients that will transform your supper table into Comfort Food Central.
Here’s how you make pasta with buttered tomato clam sauce!
You start by simmering up some canned tomatoes and their juices with butter and an onion (and yes, if this reminds you of the classic recipe for the best tomato sauce in the world, you are right!)
We are going to jazz this sauce up a bit by pureeing it up, and then stirring in a couple of cans of chopped clams, which will give it a nice dash of protein and a lovely light seafood flavor.
And last but not least, you are going to whirl that slice of bread up in your food processor, sauté the crumbs in a teeny bit more butter, and then mix them with parsley and parmesan cheese for a delicious crunchy pasta topping.
No matter what you have for supper, I hope that gathering around the table for supper gives you the comfort and cheer that we all need so much these days!
Xoxoxo and stay safe and healthy!Print