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Italian-ish Pasta

August 13, 2010

Italian-ish Pasta is something I made up completely on a whim, and it has gone over rather well with friends and my husband. It’s a very simple recipe, with very few ingredients, and near infinite possibilities.

minced garlicGarlic is the starting ingredient for many of my recipes. I don’t have a press, so I have to mince it as best I can.

Shell Pasta Boiled and drained in a potBoil and drain pasta of your choice. I chose shells because, well, I like shells.

Shell Pasta in a panHeat a large pan, pour in Olive Oil, saute garlic, and add pasta.

Add dressing, seasoning, and salt and pepper to taste. Make sure pasta is heated (cold dressing can cool the pasta).

Italian-Ish PastaServe and Enjoy!

Recipe
Servings: 2
Enough pasta of choice to feed 2
2 cloves of garlic
1 tbsp Extra Virgin Olive Oil
4 tbsp Italian Dressing
1 tsp Italian Seasoning

Boil pasta as instructed by packing until cooked completely.
While pasta is cooking, mince garlic and heat pan. As the pasta is almost done cooking, pour oil into the pan, toss in garlic to brown, and drain the pasta.
As the garlic browns, add drained pasta, Olive Oil, Dressing and Seasoning, stir until coated, and heat until dressing is no longer watery. Add salt to taste, and enjoy.

Possible Additions:
Shrimp
Bell Pepper
Chicken

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