Simmer a jar of tomato and basil spaghetti sauce with rich and nutty pesto when you need a quick but luxurious pasta sauce. Serve over hot ziti and top with freshly grated Parmesan cheese.
INGREDIENTS (for 6 servings):
- 12 ounces ziti pasta
- 2 tablespoons pesto
- 1 (26 ounce) jar tomato basil pasta sauce
- salt to taste
- 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Add ziti pasta, and cook until al dente, about 8 minutes. Drain.
Meanwhile, in a saucepan over medium-low heat, mix together the pesto and basil tomato sauce. Bring to a simmer, and season with salt to taste. Microwave instructions: cook on high for one minute.
Place pasta in a large serving bowl. Toss with pesto-tomato sauce. Top with grated Parmesan cheese.