So for some ungodly reason, one of favorite quick fix meals is one of those salt packets known as Knorr Pasta Sauces. The parma rosa is my sauce of choice. I haven't eaten in about a year, but when I saw them on sale for fifty cents each, I had to grab a few. But my husband HATES this stuff. So I decided to fancy it up a little with a few fresh ingredients. And voila....Semi Homemade "Vodka Sauce" with me.
8 ounces penne, rigatoni, or other ridged macaroni
1 1/4 cups skim milk
1 packet Knorr Parma Rosa sauce mix
1 tablespoon butter
1/2 cup crushed tomatoes
1 tablespoon grated Pecorino Romano cheese
15-20 basil leaves, cut into thin strips
Cook pasta al dente per instructions on the box.
Mix milk and sauce mix together in a saucepan until well-blended. Heat over medium heat and butter. Bring a boil and turn down to a simmer; cook for 4 minutes. Stir in crushed tomatoes and Romano cheese. Cover sauce and turn heat down to low to keep warm until pasta is ready. Add pasta water (1 tablespoon at a time) to thin sauce out if necessary.
Stir sauce and half the basil leaf strips into drained pasta and stir until the pasta is well coated. Garnish each bowl of pasta with remaining basil leaves
Yields 4 servings.
WW info: 7 points per serving.