Born in Northern Italy, tagliatelle pasta is a thin, ribbon-shaped pasta, similar to fettuccine. However unlike fettuccine, tagliatelle is slightly thinner and has a rough, porous texture.
It is this tough texture that makes it able to stand up to thick meat sauces, like bolognese, and dense vegetarian tomato sauces without losing its shape. While it is often seen served with meaty sauces, we are giving you a simple veggie-friendly recipe to whet your appetite. Using fresh or canned tomatoes, this chunky sauce is packed with garlic flavor and just a hint of spice to warm your palate. With its versatile and approachable flavor, you can even use this sauce as a base to your very own meat sauce.
If you happen to be craving some extra protein, feel free to add spicy Italian sausage ground beef, or grilled chicken to this garlicky tomato sauce. Simply cook them separately and toss into the sauce in the last few minutes as a hearty addition.
No matter what you decide, we recommend buying a bag of La Terra e il Cielo Organic Durum Wheat Tagliatelle Pasta to get you started on the right foot. Packaged in attractive little bundles, this particular tagliatelle is made with traditional recipes and preparations on an organic farming co-op. La Terra e il Cielo has made farming a priority since their inception in 1980 and it shows in the flavor of their tagliatelle: it’s mild, smooth, and oh-so-tasty — so let’s get cooking.