Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Quick Pasta Deliciousness!

Need to go to the grocery store?  Running low on everything?  I hear ya.  It's only Tuesday and it's already been such a long week haha.  My son couldn't figure out what to have for lunch today.  I looked in the pantry and saw some bow-tie pasta and had my AH-HA! moment.  As most of you know, we've been having food battles with our kiddo.  Well today's been going super well! He was on board with the bow-ties :)  I made a bow-tie pasta with butter, salt, pepper, garlic powder and Parmesan cheese.  One of his favorites.  Add a fruit, veggie, or other side and you have a wonderful and quick lunch!

1 box of bow-tie pasta (or your favorite pasta!)
2 tablespoons of butter/margarine per serving (we used Country Crock spread)
salt and pepper to taste
1/4 teaspoon of garlic powder
1/4 cup of Parmesan cheese (or to taste)

Cook the pasta according to directions.  Drain the pasta water, do not rinse the pasta.  Spoon desired amount of pasta into a bowl.  Mix the butter until it melts well into the pasta.  Season the pasta with the salt, pepper, and garlic powder.  Mix well.  Shake the Parmesan cheese on top, mix if desired.  Eat and enjoy!

Here's the messy photo of my son's creation :)  If you're feeling adventurous, you could boil vegetables in the pasta water (think dried beans, peas, asparagus, etc.)  We serve ours on the side but they could easily be mixed in the pasta and be totally delicious.  This is a staple in our house when we have that craving for pasta without red sauce.

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1 comment:

  1. Thank you so much for this great recipe! Looks really easy and I'm sure your son enjoyed it! Thanks for posting on Foodie Friends Friday and linking back to us! Don't forget to VOTE on Sunday!