makes 2 servings
8 oz. linguini or pasta of your choice
2 Tbsp olive oil
½ medium yellow onion, diced
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 small carrot, shredded
1 small zucchini, diced
1 can diced tomatoes
½ can tomato paste (about 2 Tbsp)
1 ½ tsp. dried basil
1 tsp. dried oregano
½ tsp. crushed red pepper flake (adjust for desired spiciness)
Salt and pepper to taste
Cook pasta according to directions on package.
Heat oil in a 10 inch skillet over medium heat. Add onions and garlic; sauté for 2-3 minutes. Add carrot and zucchini; sauté for about 5 minutes. Add the rest of the ingredients and stir. Simmer for 10-15 minutes. (Some canned tomatoes are thicker than others; if the sauce seems really thick and is having a hard time simmering, add a ladle or two of pasta water). Stir cooked pasta into sauce and warm for a minute or two. Serve with fresh parmesan cheese.