Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Basil & Garlic Butter Pasta

I meant to make this as a lunch meal for the kids and I before Matthew started school, but I ended up using it for a dinner dish. I was really surprised at how flavorful just a few ingredients were. When we ate it for lunch the next day as leftovers, we added tuna to the mix and it was the perfect addition to an already amazing dish. I don't have many recipes that I can use as tuna meals, but this is definitely one of those that works perfectly with the addition of meat. I'm sure that chicken, steak, and ham would also be perfect additions.

What you need:
  • 12 oz. pasta
  • 4 tbsp. olive oil
  • 4 tbsp. butter
  • 8 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 red onion, diced
  • 4 tbsp. fresh basil, chopped* - we used a mixture of fresh oregano and dried basil
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • Parmesan cheese, for serving

Cook pasta according to package direction; drain.
Meanwhile, heat olive oil and butter over medium to medium-high heat.

Add garlic and onion. Saute until onion is tender, stirring frequently.

Add pasta, basil, and salt and pepper to taste. Toss to coat. Heat for a minute or two.
(I added the sauce to my pasta in a separate bowl off the heat)

Serve topped with Parmesan
**When we ate leftovers, we added a package of vacuum-packed tuna (lemon pepper flavor) to it. It was absolutely delicious with the addition and we will definitely be adding it every time we make it!

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1 comment :

Morsels of Life | CJ Huang said...

Isn't it great when easy recipes end up so tasty? :)