Friday, March 27, 2009

Basil Pasta

This is an excellent side dish or a quick and easy light main dish for those nights you didn't think ahead and need something on the table fast!

First, I boil some pasta till just tender. I like to use fun shapes like spirals, mini-shells, or mini-tubes. Drain and set aside.

Meanwhile, dice 1/4 -1/2 an onion(depending on how much pasta you are making) and shred some mozzarella cheese(1/4 or so cups)

Heat a tablespoon or two of olive oil and saute your onions until tender. Add a tablespoon or so dried basil and saute another minute. Add your pasta and stir to mix well. Finally add your cheese, stir to mix and serve.

As a main dish I like to serve Focaccia bread and a steamed veggie like broccoli.

Guess what's for dinner tonite?


Red said...

You should see my basil plant, we love basil. You should try some freshly cut on top of a bagel with cream cheese. Yummo!!