Monday, October 21, 2013

Pasta Party #2

This is one of my favorite side dishes.  It's fast, it's easy, it's good, and everyone wants the leftovers for lunch the next day.  Thor and Baby Brutus loved it, too, lest your own dogs need recommendations.


1 pound angel hair (regular, plus or whole wheat)
2 tbsp olive oil
3 cloves garlic, minced
1 28-ounce can tomatoes, coarsely chopped, juices reserved
1 good handful of chopped parsley leaves (about 1/2 cup)
1 tsp dried basil (or some fresh basil, if you prefer)
6 turns fresh ground pepper
1/2 cup grated parmesan

Cook the angel hair according to the box directions - 6 minutes for this variety. Pour 1 cup of the cooking water into a measuring cup and reserve; then drain the pasta and cover the colander with the pot lid. Return the pot to the heat, add the olive oil, heat, and stir in the garlic. Cook for a minute or 2, then add the parsley leaves and cook another minute. Add the tomatoes and heat through, then add the basil and pepper. Turn off the burner, return the angel hair to the pot and stir to combine with the tomato mixture. Stir in the parmesan, and add some of the reserved cooking water if needed to moisten it up.

This is my second entry for Louise's October Pasta Party.  I think I'll get to writing up another, maybe later!

Hope you all had a wonderful weekend.


~~louise~~ said...

Well well, look at you "digging" out those pasta dishes. I can definitely see this becoming a favorite around here too, Marjie. All I need to do is either grate some carrots on top or "hide" some in the sauce and Marion will not only love it, she'll gladly eat it thinking she hasn't wasted a morsel!

Thanks for sharing, Marjie. Your second number is number twenty-one #21 Good Luck! I sure am looking forward the next entree, lol...

SissySees said...

Gretchen is especially delighted that this recipe is dog-approved. Sissy would be too... if she wasn't in the office seeing what her Dadaw is doing.

Pam said...

One of my favorite pasta dishes too. Simple and tasty.