March 22, 2012

EASY DINNER #6 - Easy Creamy Pasta

From a series of easy dinner recipes, explained in this post.

This is great as a quick and simple side dish, or a main dish if you add in some extras.  You can go simple and light, or hearty and filling.

16 oz. pasta, any shape (we like Rigatoni)
2 T. butter
1/3 - 1/2 c. parmesan cheese, grated (fresh, not from a can!)
1/4 c. cream (or milk), optional
coarse garlic salt, to taste
parsley, dry or fresh (chopped)

Cook and drain pasta; return to pot.  Toss with remaining ingredients and return to warm burner to melt cheese.  Serve as a simple side dish, or add optional ingredients as desired.

Optional add-ins:
1-2 T. pesto
other fresh herbs or Italian seasoning
sliced/diced cooked chicken or sausage
sautéed mushrooms and/or zucchini, etc.
a can of diced tomatoes


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