Sunday, November 6, 2011

15 Minute Pasta

This vegetarian pasta is one of my favorites I just whipped up one night with ingredients I almost always have on hand. It's a favorite of Justin's and I use it now as a base and add seafood to it on occasion.

1 box of thin or angel hair pasta
3 tbsp of butter
1 small wedge of Mizithra Cheese, grated (Greek cheese and oh so yummy)
1 can of Italian seasoned diced tomatoes (I use cherry tomatoes when I season, and season them)
Fresh Garlic, freshly minced
Fresh chopped basil (picked right from your garden - hint hint)

Cook pasta as directed. I use wheat pasta in my house and my boys can't tell the difference.

As pasta is cooking, preheat a deep sauce pan over med heat. Add 5 turns of pan EVOO, butter and minced garlic. Once the garlic has filled your kitchen with its delightful fumes, add tomatoes. Simmer on low.

Add cooked pasta (probably not the whole box, I usually use 1/2 to 3/4.). Turn pasta in pan to mix the deliciousness together.

Plate, add chopped fresh basil, and smother with cheese. This cheese doesn't melt, do more is better in my book.

Bravo! Your done. That was easy right?

To spruce it up, I add scallops or even shrimp. But the majority of the time it's a vegetarian meal.

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