Thursday, August 8, 2013

Pasta Aglio E Olio w/ Sun-dried Tomatoes and Basil

This meal is quite possibly the easiest and fastest one I've posted yet!  I'm a fan, a BIG fan of this simple pasta dish!  The original plan was just to make Pasta Aglio E Olio (garlic and oil), but as usual I couldn't leave well enough alone.  It's dangerous for me to have sun-dried tomatoes and basil on hand...I end up adding it to almost everything.  Try this yummy meal!  It's perfect after a long day of work - I think I had dinner ready in about 12 minutes, no joke!  
1 box of pasta cooked Al Dente - I used whole wheat Angel Hair
3/4 cup of extra-virgin olive oil
4 cloves of garlic - minced
1/4 cup of sliced sun-dried tomatoes
1/4 cup of fresh basil - chopped
Parmesan cheese for serving
Salt, pepper, and crushed red pepper (to taste)

1.  Heat olive oil over medium heat until it starts to bubble.  Add garlic, stir and lower heat to medium-low.  Cook garlic for 2-3 minutes - stirring frequently.  
2.  Add sun-dried tomatoes, basil, salt, pepper, and crushed red pepper.  Continue stirring for another 3 minutes then turn off the heat.  
3.  After the pasta is strained, return it to a large pot and combine with the olive oil and sun-dried tomatoes.  Toss so pasta is evenly coated.  Serve with parmesan cheese.  
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  1. Yum yum yum!! I am tagging this recipe so that I can make it next time I am in a hurry. My fiance will love it!

  2. Great.. now I'm having second thoughts about my dinner plans tonight! (yum!)

  3. Yummy! This is a good quick and easy but fancy looking meal! :)

  4. Yum! I used to make this all the time after late nights as a server. One of my faves!

  5. Yum!! I make this at least constantly! I add squash & peppers too for a little color, but I'm definitely going to try sun dried tomatoes next time!


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