Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Garlic Pasta {with a twist!}

Garlic pasta is a Schue Family staple in our household.  It is great as a side dish or as a meal on its own...but regardless of how you eat it, it's always a crowd pleaser!  With garlic and butter...how can you go wrong?


Since we can't eat cheese right now, we decided to add a twist to this favorite...lemons and basil!  It was a great spring touch!
We love using our garlic chopper {last seen here} and of course the lemon juicer saves a lot of time while prepping.  Also...a sharp knife goes a long long way!


And here is the glorious final product!  So so SOOO yummy!  

Recipe:
  • 1 lb angel hair pasta {angel hair is a MUST...no substitutes!}
  • 6-8 cloves chopped of garlic
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1/4 cup good olive oil {may need more to keep pasta from sticking}
  • Juice of 2 lemons
  • 1/2 cup basil, chopped {plus more to top}
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Freshly grated Parmesan to top {for those eating cheese!} 
Bring water to boil in large stock pot and cook pasta accordingly.  Strain pasta with hot water and set aside in serving bowl.  Place pot back on low-medium heat heat and add 2 butter and oil.  Stir butter and oil until melted.  Once butter is melted, add garlic and sauté until lightly browned--careful not to overcook!  Add pasta back in pot and toss until pasta is coated...occasionally adding olive oil as needed.  Add lemon juice and basil and toss with salt and pepper to taste.  Top with leftover basil and freshly grated Parmesan.

I guarantee this too will become a favorite in your house.  Add your favorite ingredients to make it your own!

Hope you enjoy!  Bon Appetit!

xo natasha

linked to: Tasty Tuesdays

34 comments:

  1. Looks absolutely delicious and easy to make! Trying to limit my carb intake this week, but I think I can make an exception for next ; )
    Xx

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  2. Looks very yummy and a great side for chicken! Thanks for sharing :)

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  3. I'm going to have to make this for my husband! I don't eat pasta, but he loves it and this looks like it would be right up his alley!

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  4. I know what I'm having tonight! Thanks for sharing! xo, Gabriella

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  5. That looks AMAZING!! Can I come over next time? :)

    xo! Lauren @ tickled.

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  6. See, *this* is exactly what I've been craving lately! Something light, but with great flavor! You are my culinary guru. (c:

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  7. Wow, that looks so yummy! I'm adding it to my recipe box!

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  8. Yum! There is nothing better than pasta & garlic!

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  9. Oh Natasha - This looks delicious! What a great combination of ingredients! Anything with basil + garlic is good by me.

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  10. Yum yum yum! Sounds so simple and delicious!

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  11. Thank you for this, I will bookmark it and make it for boyfriend! I'm not a very good cook at all, even though I love watching shows like Top Chef and the Food Network! Go figure.

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  12. Such a great idea to add lemon and basil! It looks like a meal I would love! With Garlic, butter, basil and lemon you can't go wrong!

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  13. This looks delicious...I have starred it for my files. Thanks for sharing!

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  14. mmmm i make something sort of like this and it is delicious! I love anything garlic!

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  15. mmm that sounds delicious! it would be a nice change up from our usual red sauce :) xoxo jcd

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  16. Looks so fresh and tasty! Just added your blog to my daily reads list on the sidebar- always look forwarding to reading yours!

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  17. yummmyummyummmm! this looks and sounds soo good. pasta is just the best x

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  18. Yumm -- we have such similar tastes in what we like to cook, I can't wait to try this out!

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  19. That looks so good and so simple!!! Great spring dish. I'm printing it off now...

    Can't wait for your guest post tomorrow!!

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  20. This looks so yummy! Thanks for the sharing the great recipe!

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  21. This looks amazing!!! I'll have to try it! *My husband thanks you in advance :)

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  22. Ohhh yum. I'm always craving pasta!

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  23. This looks so great!!! How are you holding up without cheese!???!

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  24. So easy, spring-y and yummy! I just read that lemon and basil make a perfect marriage.. this is another proof of that..

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  25. Lemon and basil are two of my favorites so I must try your recipe . Sounds delicious!

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  26. yumm! looks like a fantastic summer dish.

    new follower, i see you live in Tahoe. Amazing. I try to get up there as often as possible. nothing like those views.

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  27. Yum, yum and yum some more! This looks and sounds fabulous. I'll be making it this weekend. Thanks for sharing. I'm a new follower to your blog and I love it!

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  28. YUM! This looks right up my ally! And completely agree about a good sharp knife.

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  29. Yummy!! My mouth is watering over here and it's still breakfast!! :b

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  30. Sounds delightful!! I will be making this soon!! Heading over to check out your guest posts =))

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  31. Yay Natasha! I'm so happy to see all these recipes you're working on collecting. It's nice to see someone can be stylish and a great cook!

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  32. So simple, and it looks so delicious!

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