Food

Delicious Garlic & Oil Pasta – aka Greasy Noodles

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”.

 

Garlic & OIl Pasta

I used diced carrots from the garden, lots of fresh garlic, a little bit of kale (for color & hidden nutrients)

Garlic & Oil Pasta

Spoon your finished product into bowls, top with fresh parmesan cheese & enjoy!

 

 

 

Garlic & Oil Noodles - Elston Backyard Farms

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