If you have ever had a day go by so fast you didn’t even have time to prep dinner, then this might be the meal for you. It’s a great as a simple supper, paired with a green salad and fresh sliced tomatoes. You can also add shrimp or chicken – even chopped tomatoes and fresh mozzarella. It’s extremely versatile, but the best part is how quickly the sauce comes together. I use angel hair pasta because it only takes a few minutes to cook. Feel free to experiment! This recipe serves four as a side dish, but you can increase the amounts to serve more people.
1/4 cup olive oil
2 teaspoons garlic, minced
pinch of red pepper flakes
2 ounces chicken stock or cooking water from the pasta
2 tablespoons fresh parsley, chopped
1/2 pound angel hair pasta
fresh grated romano or parmesan – to taste
salt and freshly ground black pepper – to taste
Boil pasta as directed on package. While the pasta is cooking, heat olive oil in a large saute pan over medium heat. Add garlic and red pepper flakes. Cook until garlic starts to soften and lightly brown. Add chicken stock (or cooking water) and parsley. Drain pasta and add to saute pan. Toss the angel hair with the olive oil – season to taste with salt and pepper. Serve immediately and top with cheese. Enjoy!
What are your favorite quick meals? I’d love to hear from you!