3.666665
3 ratings

Linguine with NBA Legend Paul Pierce’s 'The Truth' Sauce

Linguine and 'The Truth' Sauce

Basketball legend Paul Pierce, also referred to as “The Truth,” teamed up with cookbook author and YouTube star Hannah Hart to create pasta with sauce inspired by the former basketball player.

Courtesy of Barilla.

Ingredients

For the sauce:

  • 2 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 small onion
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 pound Italian sausage, mild, casing removed
  • 1/4 cup red wine
  • One 14-ounce can diced tomato
  • One 6-ounce can tomato paste
  • One 15-ounce jar tomato sauce
  • 1 teaspoon brown sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • Salt and black pepper to taste

For the linguine:

  • 1 box linguine, preferably Barilla
  • 1 tablespoon fresh basil, julienne
  • 1 tablespoon fresh Italian parsley, julienne
  • 1/2 cup Parmigiano cheese, grated

Directions

For the sauce:

Place a pot of water to boil.

Meanwhile, in a skillet sauté onion with olive oil over medium heat until translucent, about five minutes.

Add garlic and cook an additional two minutes, then add crumbled sausage and brown well over medium-high heat, about ten minutes.

Stir in wine and reduce well, then add tomatoes (sauce, paste, and diced), brown sugar, and red pepper flakes.

Bring to boil and season with salt and pepper. Simmer for ten minutes.

For the linguine:

Meanwhile, cook pasta according to package directions. Drain and toss with sauce.

Stir in parsley, basil, and cheese before serving.

Nutritional Facts
Servings8
Calories Per Serving516
Total Fat25g38%
Sugar8gN/A
Saturated8g42%
Cholesterol50mg17%
Protein19g39%
Carbs54g18%
Vitamin A63µg7%
Vitamin B120.6µg9.6%
Vitamin B60.4mg22%
Vitamin C18mg29%
Vitamin E3mg13%
Vitamin K18µg23%
Calcium111mg11%
Fiber5g19%
Folate (food)31µgN/A
Folate equivalent (total)31µg8%
Iron3mg17%
Magnesium65mg16%
Monounsaturated11gN/A
Niacin (B3)4mg22%
Phosphorus269mg38%
Polyunsaturated3gN/A
Potassium783mg22%
Riboflavin (B2)0.3mg15.4%
Sodium890mg37%
Sugars, added0.4gN/A
Thiamin (B1)0.7mg46.3%
Zinc2mg16%