You know those days that seem so long you feel like you’ve worked a solid 40 hours in just a little under 8? The days when your mind feels super stretched and cooking is the absolute last thing you want to do when you get home? Yes?! Me, too!!
That’s exactly the mindset I was in when I made this recipe. I wanted something that didn’t involve a drive-thru because most nights, fast food just doesn’t hit the spot for me, but I also didn’t want to think much about using a whole bunch of ingredients or making anything complicated. The result was FANTASTIC!
It’s pretty common to have a bag of shredded mozzarella cheese on hand in your refrigerator. I’m going to suggest stepping that up a notch with Burrata cheese to keep on hand—you will be glad you did! It’s like mozzarella, only creamier, richer and makes any average recipe feel like it’s worthy of 5 stars.
Another word of advice, and something I did for this recipe: make your own sauce! It tastes sooo much better than pasta sauce from a jar, and there is absolutely nothing to it. It’s easier than cooking the pasta itself, and the end result is worth every second it takes to slice the tomatoes. Don’t worry about peeling them! Just slice them, add a little salt, Italian spices and garlic powder, and simmer them over medium heat for 15-20 minutes. Smash them down a little as they’re cooking and add a little Parmesan cheese if you’d like, and that’s all there is to it. You will never go back to store bought sauce after you try making your own!