Thursday, February 24, 2011

Butter Parmesan Herb Pasta

When I was making Pan-Fried Pork Chops a week and a half ago, I decided to make a pasta dish to go with it. I needed it to be quick so I chose Angel Hair Pasta. I love Angel Hair, it is thin and takes less than 10 minute to cook. I also wanted it to be a light dish as I knew the Pork Chops would be heavy enough for the dinner. Sometimes these thoughts in my head turn out a great dish, other times it turns out not so great... but this one hit the spot and we loved it! Luckily I took pictures of all the steps so I remember everything that went into the pasta. The beautiful thing though is that you can use any herbs you want to! I'm going to tell you what I used but feel free to substitute any herbs you may have.
 Butter Parmesan Herb Pasta
 You can get all these ingredients ready while you're cooking the pasta, so put on the pot of water and cook the pasta according to package direction. First, you'll need 2 cloves garlic, minced.
 You'll also need 2-3 Tbsp butter.
 Fresh herbs, so delicious! I used 3 sprigs fresh flat leaf parsley, 1 sprig fresh oregano and 1 sprig rosemary.
 Chop them up.
 Once the pasta is cooked, drain. In the pan you cooked the pasta in, melt the butter, add the garlic.
 Cook for 1 minute over medium heat.
 Add the pasta and stir to coat in butter and garlic.
 Toss in the chopped fresh herbs.
 Add 1/2 cup canned parmesan cheese.
 and 1 teaspoon salt.
 Stir to combine.
Serve immediately.


  1. What a delicious pasta Crystal! I love angel hair! It reminds me of the boxed noodle roni side dishes my Mom used to make - this is so much better!

  2. I love fresh herbs w/ pasta! I love when pasta looks like the second-to-last picture. Delicious!

  3. Sometimes the simple things are the most delicious. This pasta sounds wonderful, I love all the fresh herbs.

  4. This looks great! I just had lunch, but now I am hungry again. Wow.

  5. I love angel hair pasta. This looks like a terrific meal.

  6. Yum. I love homemade noodle sides. Move over rice-a-roni, there's a MUCH better option on the table!


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