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Do you ever crave the meaty deliciousness of longganisa, but equally long something light but flavorful? Have the hankering for something satisfying that won’t leave you in a food coma for the rest of the day? Well, you need not look any further — this longganisa pasta is the answer to all your questions! This dish manages to incorporate the satisfying taste of longganisa with the light feeling you get when you eat pasta. A mix of penne, tomato sauce, and pepper flakes come together for a delicious gourmet experience from the comfort of your own home. Need a quick longganisa fix? This’ll be the dish that does it for you!
This longganisa pasta is the perfect dish for those who want a lighter version of another pasta classic, spaghetti bolognese. Like the latter, a deliciously vibrant red sauce coats all the components of your longganisa pasta; the mix of both tomato sauce and paste will certainly do the trick! But unlike bolognese which makes use of ground meat in its sauce, longganisa pasta incorporates the titular meat through thick and chunky slices. Each bite is more flavorful and filling than the last, and makes your dish even more delicious!
Longganisa Pasta Ingredients
Have we piqued your interest? If so, here are the components you’ll need to make your longganisa pasta great! You’ll be delighted to find out that the ingredients for this pasta are so easy to find and source. In fact, most of them you’ll probably already have lying around your pantry!
CDO Skinless Longganisa
We start the list off with your star protein: 6 pieces of CDO Skinless Longganisa! This tasty meat is perfect for more dishes than just breakfast (though a longsilog certainly wouldn’t be the worst option for a good meal). When you cook this ingredient just right, you get a protein that’s sweet, savory, smoky, and satisfying — all in one! Yes, this dish may remind you of bright and early mornings. But having it in your longganisa pasta will make your day better, no matter what time of day it is!
What’s your pasta of choice? Some people I know adore a nice, al dente spaghetti noodle you can twirl around with your fork. But for kids, messy eaters, and those on the go, penne may be the better option! These small and compact noodles make your eating experience more convenient — and oftentimes, less messy. Whether you’re enjoying this meaty sauce or a creamier option like carbonara, penne is always a reliable pasta noodle to have around. However, you’re also wholly free to choose another pasta noodle based on your own preferences!
Tomato sauce and paste
Like we mentioned earlier, part of what makes this longganisa pasta stand out is that gloriously red appearance. We have these tomato elements to thank for that! The summery fruit has some really refreshing flavors that cut through your meaty longganisa effortlessly. It gives your dish extra zest, with layers of tanginess and brightness to balance out your hearty meat. This is, without question, the perfect sauce for your longganisa pasta; try it yourself!
Italian Seasoning, red pepper flakes, onions, garlic
Here are, of course, a few other spices and seasonings that will give your dish that extra oomph! With hints of different herbs and spices in your Italian Seasoning and that extra kick your red pepper flakes add, these components are proof that the smallest things can make the biggest impact.
Last but certainly not least, you can’t forget your cheddar cheese! Sweet but sharp, salty and satisfying — your longganisa pasta simply wouldn’t be complete without it!
How to make longganisa pasta — it’s easier than you think!
To begin, it’s integral that your longganisa and penne pasta are already cooked. When starting to cook, heat 3 tablespoons of cooking oil in a pan. In that same pan, sauté your onion and garlic, and add your tomato sauce once your onion softens. Bring your mix to a boil, then add Italian seasoning and red pepper flakes. Cover the pan; let it cook for about 15 minutes, but only on a low and steady heat.
When your 15 minutes are up, add tomato paste to make your sauce thicker. Toss in your penne pasta, then cook for an additional minute. Slice your longganisa pieces in half and then add those into your pasta mix as well. Toss it all together to make sure you’ve incorporated all the ingredients to your longganisa pasta mix thoroughly.
Season with salt and ground black pepper to taste, then add your cheddar cheese. Once you’re happy with how you’ve mixed your pasta, transfer it to a serving plate and enjoy it warm. Share and enjoy with the rest of your family!
Whether it’s lunch or dinner, your longganisa pasta is sure to be a hit! Let us know what you think!
- Heat oil in a pan. Sauté onion and garlic until the onion softens.
- Pour the tomato sauce into the pan. Let boil.
- Add Italian seasoning and red pepper flakes. Cover and continue cooking in low heat for 15 minutes.
- Thicken the sauce by adding tomato paste and then put the cooked penne pasta into the pan. Toss. Cook for 1 minute.
- Slice the longganisa into half and add these into the pan. Toss.
- Season with salt and ground black pepper. Add cheddar cheese.
- Transfer to a serving plate. Serve warm. Share and enjoy!