My family recently took a two-week trip to Italy (which sadly wasn’t enough) and found ourselves craving Italian food when we arrived home. In an attempt to recreate some of the dishes we had and to relive our trip, I tried to make a simple tomato, white onion and burrata pasta. It satisfied me for a little bit, but that doesn’t mean that I don’t want to go back for more! Eating out in Italy taught me that oftentimes it is the simplest foods that taste the best, which is what I tried to replicate through this dish.
(I’ll be writing a few restaurant reviews and travel advice about going to Italy soon incase anyone is planning to go! But for now, enjoy this small taste of Italy!)
1/2 box penne pasta
1/2 jar tomato sauce ( I used tomato and sweet basil)
1/2 white onion
1 stem (beefsteak) tomato
2 cloves garlic
2 tsp olive oil
1/2 cup burrata (feel free to use more!)
- Boil 2-4 cups of water.
- Dice the white onion and tomato into big chunks. Heat 1 tsp olive oil in a skillet and cook the onions and tomatoes for 5-7 minutes on medium heat, adding the chopped garlic at the end. Cook until you see a light brown color on the onions.
- Pour half a box of pasta into the boiling water. Add 1 tsp olive oil and a pinch of salt to the water. Cook per packaging instructions. While the pasta is cooking, heat up the tomato sauce in a small pot.
- Drain pasta in a colander and run cold water over it.
Place a serving of the pasta on a plate followed by the sauce, tomato and onion mixture, and burrata. Drizzle with olive oil if you need some more in your life! Enjoy!