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Mar 05 2012

Meals On Monday Pasta Parmesan

I often notice that the simplest meals are the best ones. This is one of our favorites. It is an easy “go to” recipe for lunch, a side dish, or in our case, a complete meal with a little crusty bread.

pasta parmesan katherines corner

What You Need

8 oz. Pasta (Linguine, spaghetti or fettuccini)

1 Clove garlic (minced)

1/4 Cup olive oil

3/4 Cup Parmesan cheese (grated)

1/4 Cup Parsley (finely chopped)

Salt and pepper to taste

Pasta pot

Colander

Nonstick skillet

Before You Start: prepare pasta according to package directions, drain and place in serving bowl

Let’s Make It! Sauté garlic in olive oil in a nonstick skillet over medium heat until tender (golden) pour over pasta. Add salt and pepper, cheese and parsley and toss gently to coat.

Serves 2-4

Katie’s Tid Bits* Try adding sautéed shrimp (in garlic olive oil) or chicken to this recipe

I also wanted to share a photo of the lovely hand  painted Italian dish I served our pasta in last night. One of these days I need to write a blog to share all of my wonderful dishes with you. :-)

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  1. NewEndStudio

    This is something I make, too. Usually I’ll add some peas or other veg and if I want a little zip to it, adding a little bit of cooked ham or real bacon bits, but I have to skip the bread. It’s simple, quick, and tasty. TFS Gloria

  2. Simple Daisy

    I love anything with cheese and pasta:)
    Yum!

  3. Odie Langley

    You are so right when you say simple is sometimes the best. This is also one of my favorite dishes although I prefer pasta that is easier to deal with than long spaghetti noodles. It’s all the same just different shapes.
    I’ve waited for this week for a long time Katie. Today and 3 more to finish a career in office machines that started back in 1981. Next monday will be the strange one when I do not have to get up and deal with the hectic goings on around here. Hope you have a fabulous week.
    Huge Hugs,
    Odie

  4. Susie

    Thanks for the G+! Stop over and link up your tasty menu :) http://cafescrapper-scrapsoflife.blogspot.com/2012/03/menu-plan-with-recipes-photo-and-blog.html

    Have a great week, susie

  5. small Kucing

    very nice setting

  6. Joe Gande

    Great post Katherine! Thank you! I make this all the time…aglio olio con parmesano :) Have a nice week!

  7. Mina

    Oh, I love this recipe. I agree that the simplest foods are often the best. Your bowl is just gorgeous, Katherine. Have a wonderful week, my friend.

  8. May

    Kathy i have to first compliment you on your new photo upload.. Is very beautiful..
    My kids are in love with pasta. I have found an easy and new recipe i will introduce to them this weekend.. Thanks for sharing and also thanks for checking up on me. Wishing you a great week,,x

  9. Beth Zimmerman

    I LOVE pasta with a simple drizzle of olive oil, a dash of herbs, a (generous) sprinkle of cheese! YUM!

  10. Ms. A

    I’m a pasta freak and “yoodles”, as my granddaughter calls it, is something she will eat. We have it often. I just had seafood pasta this weekend!

  11. Deborah

    One of my favorites!

  12. Kirsten- The Foreign Domestic

    This looks super tasty and really easy–my kind of meal!

  13. Alex J. Cavanaugh

    All ingredients I love!

  14. Leah@Dipn-Dots

    This is a favorite of mine to make! Quick, easy and totally yummy! Happy Monday my sweet friend!~hugs, xo

  15. Cottage and Broome

    Your pasta looks yummy! We have been bring to switch to whole wheat pastas, I’m sure it would be good with this. Thanks for stopping by, Laura

  16. Natasha In Oz

    Katherine, that looks delicious! I am always looking for new ways to serve pasta to our family. Thanks for this easy and yummy recipe!

    Best wishes for a fabulous week,
    Natasha.

  17. shirley@housepitalitydesigns

    It is only 7:30am and I am already “hungry for dinner”…your pasta looks amazing!

  18. envoy-ette

    Looks good! I do this occassionally and add a whipped raw egg to the pasta while it’s warm and then add bacon pieces to it with the parmesan cheese & pepper. My favorite pasta dish will always be one with Alfredo sauce. Stuffed tortillini with meat….love it!

  19. Christina

    I have added this to my easy-simple meals recipes list. Thank you so much.

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