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Thursday, June 21, 2012

Quick and Easy Pasta

Occasionally we will have a night where we all eat something different for dinner. This is a good way to use up leftovers and a good time for some of us to have a meal that the others aren't very fond of.

The other night, we did just that.
The boys fixed something on their own.
I cooked up some spaghetti noodles, and I served my 5 and 7 year olds some the way they like it- butter, a dash of garlic salt, and cheese...and a dash of Italian seasoning  for the 7 year old.
Then I made a quick and yummy pasta dish for my oldest daughter, my youngest daughter, and myself.

This dish is super easy and very adaptable, but most importantly, it tasted really good!
You can adapt this dish to your liking by adding more veggies, some cooked chicken, and even some fresh basil. Just use whatever you have on hand, if you think it would taste yummy.
My recipe makes 2 generous servings. It can easily be doubled.

Quick and Easy Pasta
What You Need:
1/2 pkg spaghetti, cooked and drained
1 clove garlic, minced
1 TB butter (or Smart Balance Buttery Spread)
1 TB flour
1 cup milk or cream (I used whole milk)
1/2 tsp Italian seasoning
1/2 tsp salt (or to taste)
1/4 tsp pepper (or to taste)
3/4 cup finely grated Asiago cheese
1 tomato, diced

What You Do:

  1. In a large pan, saute the garlic in butter on medium-medium high heat, just until it is aromatic. (Be careful not to burn it).
  2. Stir in the flour and cook for a minute while stirring.
  3. Slowly whisk in the the milk a little at a time. Keep whisking until there are no lumps.
  4. Turn the heat down a little and cook and stir for a minute or two until it is slightly thickened.
  5. Stir in the Italian seasoning, salt, and pepper.
  6. Stir in the cheese until it is melted.
  7. Stir in the pasta, then the tomato.
  8. Serve hot.



  1. I love that kind of pasta!

    Your latest cartoon is dead on. At about 2, my youngest would walk around the house reciting Jabberwocky verbatim, complete with theatrical arm sweeps....right up until someone wanted to see, or a video camera came out. Then you could have heard crickets chirp.

    1. LOL! Too funny! I think it's ingrained in their DNA to make us look like we've lost it. No one ever believes that they actually DO the cute things we say they do! HAHAHA!

  2. Your pasta looks so yoummie. I often cook simple diner like this. Thank you for sharing the receipt with us!

    1. Thanks Hanni! I love having simple dinners to cook on busy nights. :-)

  3. Yum! Looks so easy too. :-)

    1. It is super easy! I like to have the veggies I (or just tomatoes) cut and cheese shredded before I start cooking, because it comes together so quickly.

  4., easy and delicious...sounds pretty perfect!! thanks!! my kids would like this too.

  5. Visiting from Meatless Mondays
    This sounds delicious! Thumbs up for Asiago cheese.

  6. Sounds delicious!! Thank you for sharing at Sharing Saturday!!

  7. Yumm, yumm! I would eat pasta every night if I could. Thanks for sharing with us at our Pinteresting Party. :)

    PS- Every time I visit I read your comic banner again and giggle.

  8. This is my kind of pasta, easy but ever so delicious. It is also tempting me. Thanks for sharing this on My Meatless Mondays.


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