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Quick and Delicious Pasta Side Dish in a Flash

by: Lara Katz

I love this pasta dish because it is so tasty. I also love it because it makes a great dinner and everyone in my family likes it. Simmering the sauce for 5 minutes at the end makes it very flavourful, but not too strong. It's quick, delicious, easy, and pleases everyone, so there is nothing not to like! I use fresh noodles but you can use dried pasta also. Feel free to add grilled chicken on top or on the side; any protein would go well.

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350 g pasta
1 1/2 tsp salt
1/4 cup vegetable oil
4 cloves of garlic, from the jar is fine
1/2 cup parmesan cheese

  Add oil to a medium size skillet over medium high heat. Add garlic and allow to cook but not brown for 5 minutes. Meanwhile, cook pasta in a large pot of water with 1 tsp salt added. Save 3/4 cup of pasta water. Add reserved pasta water to pan and 1/2 tsp salt and allow to simmer for 5 minutes. 

  Add cooked pasta to pan and mix well with sauce.

  Transfer to a dish and add parmesan on top. Serve right away.

Serves 4 as a main course, 6-8 as a side dish.

Adapted from Barefoot Contessa.

Looking for other weeknight recipes? Try Butternut Squash Macaroni and Cheese, Turkey Cutlets Recipe, and Spaghetti Pie