Pasta with Herbed Tomato Butter and Parmesan Cheese
Pantry pasta dinner has never been easier with help from tomato powder, our new favorite seasoning. Made from dehydrated tomatoes, the super-concentrated flavors come alive when you stir in a little Italian seasoning and plenty of Parmesan cheese and butter. Voila! A no-cook sauce that will make you think pizza pasta in all the right ways.
Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Add the pasta and cook according to the package directions for al dente. Reserve 1 1/2 cups of the pasta water, then drain.
Combine the tomato powder, Italian seasoning, 1/2 teaspoon salt and 1/2 cup of the pasta water in a large bowl and stir until smooth. Add the hot pasta to the bowl and toss twice to coat. Add the Parmesan and butter and continue to toss, adding up to 1 cup more of the pasta water to loosen the sauce. Top with more Parmesan and some parsley and crushed red pepper, if using.
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