We have a local Italian restaurant that I love. I love Italian, Mexican, American…well, you get the picture. I love all food.
Anyways, one of my favorite dishes from this local joint is a Garlic & Oil pasta dish that our family has renamed as Greasy Noodles. It’s to die for. Lots of fresh garlic & olive oil so that part of it is healthy anyways. I don’t know what kind of noodles they use, but when I make it at home I use either 100% Whole Wheat Organic Pasta or Gluten Free. (I know those are complete opposites, but we’ve been experimenting with food sensitivities) I suggest you use whatever works for you & your family!
Also, I’d like to make a note that this is a simple meal that takes less than 30 minutes to get on the table. When you work a job outside the home like I do, you probably don’t want to spend all your time in the kitchen either 🙂 Plus, our family of 4 always has leftovers = bonus points!
If you’re looking for a more “hearty” meal, just add grilled chicken.
Garlic & Oil Pasta
(approx. 6-8 servings)
What you’ll need:
1 – 16oz package of noodles of your choice (I like thin & spaghetti style
1/4 cup coconut oil
1/2 cup of extra virgin olive oil
6-8 cloves of fresh garlic, crushed/diced (I use a press like this)
A few pinches of Italian herbs like oregano, basil, etc.
1/4 to 1/2 cup thin diced veggies of your choice (carrots & mushrooms work really well)
What to do:
Put your coconut oil, crushed/pressed garlic, any herbs, and diced veggies if you’re using them in a skillet or pan & sauté on low to medium heat. Put on a separate pot of boiling water & add your noodles. Cook your noodles to your liking. Some prefer al dente, but I like mine a little softer. Once the contents of your sauté pan are soften, remove from heat & stir in your olive oil. After your noodles are finished cooking to your liking, remove from heat, drain them & return them to the large pot. Add the sautéed oily mixture to the pot of noodles and stir everything together. You want every single strand of the noodles “greased up”.
I used diced carrots from the garden, lots of fresh garlic, a little bit of kale (for color & hidden nutrients)
Spoon your finished product into bowls, top with fresh parmesan cheese & enjoy!
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