Pizza and pasta are two of my favorite foods, and somedays I can't choose between the two. On days like those, I make THIS dish - bucatini alla pizzaiola, which literally means "pizza style". The delicious combination of flavors will remind you of pizza. The key to this recipe is a good pasta sauce , and some gourmet thick-cut salami. Add fresh basil and mozzarella cheese, and you have dinner the entire family will enjoy.
- 1 lb Bucatini
- Salami, thick-cut
- 2- 15 oz cans of Muir Glen Tomato Sauce
- Garlic, minced
- Fresh Basil, chopped
- Mozzarella cheese
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
- Bring stock pot of water to a boil (Tip: don't forget to add a pinch of salt), and cook pasta to al dente (approximately 7 minutes).
- Meanwhile, cut salami into matchsticks. Cook salami in large cast iron skillet over medium high heat for approximately 5 minutes, or until crispy. Transfer salami to a paper towel, and set aside (the paper towel will absorb some extra grease prior to combining with pasta).
- Add garlic to skillet and cook for several minutes. Add 15 oz Muir Glen tomato sauce, and combine with garlic. Let cook for additional 2 minutes.
- Once pasta is cooked to al dente, remove from heat and drain. Add HALF of the cooked pasta, half of the salami and half of the mozzarella cheese to the skillet. Combine with sauce.
- Add additional pasta, pasta sauce and mozzarella cheese, then place skillet in oven. Bake for 10-15 minutes, or until cheese is melted. Top with remainder salami and fresh chopped basil.