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Spicy Tomato, Pepper & Basil Pasta Recipe for Two



  • 2 T of olive oil
  • 2 T of chopped basil or Italian parsley
  • 1 T (or more) of Get Me A Switch
  • Sugar (to taste, if needed)
  • 6-8 oz. of pasta (penne or spaghetti are recommended, but you can use your favorite)
  • 3-5 very ripe Roma tomatoes
  • 3 cloves garlic

Coming up with new dinner ideas can be tough if you're busy. Switch it up with this recipe for fresh tomato and basil pasta from our friends at Cottage Lane Kitchen. Their award-winning Get Me a Switch Spicy Pepper Relish makes for a fiery base for a tantalizing pasta dinner. The sauce's heirloom recipe harks back to the 19th century and comes from the founder's great grandmother. It combines sweet and spicy peppers and is also gluten free. So if you need to ditch the wheat, mix this in with your favorite gluten-free pasta for an easy, healthy dinner.


  • Cook pasta according to package directions.
  • Warm olive oil in pan and add garlic. Cook for a minute and then add chopped ripe tomatoes and simmer until reduced by a quarter. If sauce is bitter/acidic, add a bit of sugar.
  • Remove from heat and add chopped basil and 1 tablespoon of Get Me a Switch sauce.
  • Add drained pasta into sauce pan and stir and serve.
  • Serve with salad, garlic bread and/or green vegetable like spinach or zucchini.

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