It is the season for fresh garlic! Surprise your family at dinner with this robust pasta dish that is not only delicious but easy to make for a week night meal. We are all busy during the week, but it’s nice to have a go-to meal that you can cook up and serve to your family within 30 minutes. Looking for a quick romantic night meal? Nothing better than great tasting pasta and a glass of wine without all the time.
Garlic Parmesan Pasta
Yields: 4 Servings
8 oz. Fettuccine (cooked and drained)
½ C. Butter
2 t. Dried Basil Leaves (crushed)
2 t. Lemon Juice
1 ¼ t. Chopped Fresh Garlic
¾ t. Seasoned Salt
1 ½ C. Broccoli Flowerettes (steamed until tender)
3 T. Chopped Walnuts
½ C. Grated Parmesan or Romano Cheese (or combination of both)
1. In a large skillet, melt butter over medium heat. Add basil, lemon juice, garlic, and season salt; mix well.
2. Add hot fettuccine, broccoli, walnuts and cheeses. Toss to combine and lightly coat. Do not continue to cook the pasta.
There you have it. A quick, but delicious garlic pasta that your family will enjoy and only took you 30 minutes to create. Go ahead, take all the credit, you worked hard and deserve a good meal. Serve with a fresh spinach or romaine salad and enjoy! This recipe goes great with parmesan bread sticks or even fresh garlic bread. Enjoy with a glass of white wine for a romantic evening!
Recipe found in Favorite Brand Name Pasta Collection, Publications International, Ltd, 1992.