Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Pasta Con Agilo E Olio Recipe (Olive Oil Pasta)

The other night I was searching for a recipe to make something new with pasta and garlic while I was staring at the garlic that my mother brought me that I didn't use yet!

I remembered the back of the pasta box that I cut out to try.

I decided it was the perfect recipe to try. So I started the pasta boiling on the stove.
Then I started grating the fresh garlic with my neat microplane grater and tried to keep my fingers in one piece (those things are really sharp if you have never used them before and go both ways, unlike a cheese grater)

I also got the pan out to heat up the olive oil, garlic and oregano.

After the pasta was done, I drained it and added it to the skillet with the seasoned olive oil and mixed. 
Then topped with basil and grated Parmesan cheese.

Doesn't that look pretty?  Served with garlic bread on homemade bread made it the perfect dinner!

I will tell you that it tasted great and it was super easy to make so I highly recommend it for anyone to try at least once.  My husband really enjoyed it.  I might use more oregano next time since I won't have fresh basil forever, I thought that I would change up the recipe.

In case you want to try and can't read the recipe above, here it is:

Pasta Con Aglio E Olio

1 package spaghetti (I used thin spaghetti)
6 tbsp olive oil, vegetable oil or butter (I used olive oil)
4 tsp finely chopped garlic or 1/2 tsp garlic powder (I used a little of both)
1 tsp salt
1/2 tsp dried oregano leaves

Cook pasta according to package directions.  In small saucepan over medium heat, heat oil; add garlic, salt and oregano.  Cook 1 minute or until garlic is lightly browned; do not burn.  Toss hot pasta pasta with oil mixture, season with salt and pepper, if desired (I topped with basil and Parmesan cheese).  Serve immediately.  Makes 4 servings.

Variations:  To with chicken, seafood, beef or pork pieces and/or favorite cooked vegetables.

SHORTCUT:  Looking for a quick and easy meal, add the olive oil to the pan and a spoonful of pesto sauce.  Add a few more seasonings to taste like basil, oregano, or hot peppers.

I hope that you enjoy this recipe as much as we have!!  Happy Cooking!!

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