Saturday, April 25, 2015

How To Make Parmesan Pasta

Hello! I know I've been busy but I have a couple of great ones coming up so be excited. This one is a side dish, however, you could add some veggies to it or some meat and it would be great. Now are you ready for some yummy side dish?

What you will need:

1/2 - 3/4 c of Parmesan cheese (real not powdered stuff)
4 - 6 Tbsp of Butter
1/2 c of cooking liquid (from the pasta when it's almost done cooking)
4 - 5 fresh basil leaves - optional but I had them in my garden
1 - 2 cloves of garlic minced
1/4 c of roasted tomatoes - drained

Here is what you do. Start boiling some water and then toss your pasta in the boiling water and cook until done (make sure you add salt to the water). Meanwhile, grab your tomatoes and drain, chiffonade your basil (you remember how to do this right), and get your Parmesan ready if you have to shred it, dice your garlic too. Right before the pasta is finished cooking grab a mug and dip out some water you will need this. Drain your pasta and while it's sitting there draining grab your butter and toss it in the pan. Grab your garlic toss it in the pan and start cooking it. Toss the pasta back in, add Parmesan, tomatoes, and basil on top start stirring, add water as needed to cover I needed about a half of a cup. Now if you wanted something that was one dish meal you could add snap peas, asparagus, and some chicken (pre cooked everything of course) and it would be a one dish meal, although you would need more butter and Parmesan! Serve and enjoy. Pete, Steve, and Sara loved it, so how did I rate it as a side, loved it! Make it tonight!