I've debated for quite some time whether to post this recipe because it's not so much a recipe as a method of preparation.
Everyone's made spaghetti with prepared sauce... most of us add browned hamburger meat or Italian sausage and call it supper.
I take a few extra steps with mine that I think take it from meh to uh... yeah! Give it a whirl next time you're having spaghetti.
1 lb. spaghetti, uncooked
Water & Salt
1 24-oz. jar spaghetti sauce*, divided
1/3 cup pasta water
3/4 teaspoon salt
3/4 garlic powder
3 tablespoons butter
1/4 cup grated parmesan cheese
Cook spaghetti per package instructions for al dente preparation (salting water liberally). Meanwhile, heat most of the spaghetti sauce (adding meat if desired) leaving about 4 tablespoons of sauce in the jar.
When pasta is almost done cooking, ladle about 1/3 of a cup of pasta water into the spaghetti sauce jar. Add salt and garlic powder, replace lid and shake vigorously; set aside.
Plate pasta and serve as usual with spaghetti sauce. Garnish with parsley if desired.
*my favorite brand is Prego :)
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