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Spaghetto al Pomodoro Pasta Party + My Eataly Adventure

July 24, 2019

“Life is a combination of magic and pasta.” There’s nothing like hosting friends and family at your home for a simply delicious pasta dinner.  That’s just what I did last week after an inspirational dining at experience at Eataly! 

This post is sponsored by Eataly, but all opinions are my own

I was recently invited to dine at La Pizza & La Pasta in Eataly Chicago to experience some authentic Italian pasta.  Let me tell you, I definitely felt the magic when that bowl of Lo Spaghetto al Pomodoro that arrived at my table! Eataly’s authentic Italian dishes always hit the spot when I’m craving a big bowl of pasta, and this time was no exception. The highlight of my night was when that first noodle twirl went in my mouth. It was so simply delicious! I couldn’t wait to try and recreate this magical authentic Italian dish in my home for some good friends!

dining at eataly with a glass of wine in hand

Where can I get this dish at Eataly?

Eataly Chicago introduced their new dish, Lo Spaghetto al Pomodoro, in their La Pizza & La Pasta restaurantIt was mastered by their executive chef in Italy, Enrico Panero, by finding 5 authentic, simple Italian ingredients and creating the perfect pasta recipe.  I’ve always been a huge fan of simple pasta dishes from a young age.  By just using a few good quality ingredients, it allows each  ingredient to shine, and doesn’t make you feel so heavy when you leave the dining table.

If you’ve been following me for a while, you know that I worked at an Italian restaurant right out of culinary school.  It was one of the best times of my life, and I remember it fondly.  My favorite dish to make (and eat) at the restaurant was a Gnocchi Pomodoro.  I loved how simple the ingredients were and how easy it was to make! This dish from Eataly brought back all those wonderful memories I had of working in an Italian kitchen.

cooking Spaghetto al Pomodoro at home
heirloom caprese salad

When I returned home after dining at Eataly, I knew I wanted to recreate this delicious authentic Italian pasta dish for my friends.  I immediately called two couples Allison and I are close with and invited them over.  Unlike most dinner parties I host, I wasn’t even stressed because I knew that this incredibly mouthwatering dish only took just a few ingredients to execute! I knew I could just pair it with some crusty Italian bread and a simple salad and the evening would be perfect. 

What should I serve with Spaghetto al Pomodoro?

I prepared a classic heirloom tomato caprese salad, cut up some crusty italian bread and got the pasta cooking! Check out how simple it was to make below!

What do you need to make Spaghetto al Pomodoro?

1 (17.6-ounce) package of Spaghetti di Gragnano IGP Carta Paglia by Afeltra

2 12 oz Jars of Cosi Come Whole Red Datterino Tomatoes

1/4 cup ROI Monocultivar Taggiasca Extra Virgin

Olive Oil, plus more for serving

1 1/2 teaspoons Sicilian Sale Integrale Sea Salt by Il Mercante di Spezie

3 to 4 sprigs fresh basil

Kosher salt, for cooking the pasta

(All ingredients are exclusively available in Eataly’s Marketplace)

No fancy serving dishes required! I just let my friends serve themselves from my saute pan!

friends helping themselves to Spaghetto al Pomodoro

I loved how easy it was to recreate this incredible dish from Eataly for my friends!

friends seated at dining table with Spaghetto al Pomodoro

What are your favorite dishes to cook for friends? 

If you loved this post, be sure to check out my tasty meatball sub sandwiches!

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Eataly’s Spaghetto al Pomodoro

  • Author: Nicole Triebe
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 15 minutes
  • Yield: 6 1x
  • Category: Dinner
  • Method: Stovetop
  • Cuisine: Italian

Ingredients

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1 (17.6-ounce) package of Spaghetti di Gragnano IGP Carta Paglia by Afeltra

2 12 oz Jars of Whole Red Datterino Tomatoes1/4 cup ROI Monocultivar Taggiasca Extra Virgin

Olive Oil, plus more for serving

1 1/2 teaspoons Sicilian Sale Integrale Sea Salt by Il Mercante di Spezie

3 to 4 sprigs fresh basil

Kosher salt, for cooking the pasta

(All ingredients are exclusively available in Eataly’s Marketplace)

Instructions

Boil a pot of water for the pasta

Cook spaghetti for 8-10 minutes

While the spaghetti is cooking, simmer crushed tomatoes and olive oil and add salt to taste

Reserve 1/2 cup of pasta water and drain pasta when al dente.  Add pasta to sauce and add pasta water.  Cook until the sauce has thickened slightly.  Add fresh basil and toss to combine.  

Plate and serve with fresh basil to garnish 

Keywords: pasta; spaghetti;

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