Friday, February 7, 2014

Super simple spaghetti

20140113181507Here’s the perfect meat-free Friday meal – super easy and super tasty.  The pasta recipe is adapted from Michael Symon’s 5 in 5.  Saute some kale and red bell peppers in olive oil and garlic for the perfect side dish!  Michael Symon's 5 in 5: 5 Fresh Ingredients + 5 Minutes = 120 Fantastic Dinners

salt and pepper to taste
1 lb dried spaghetti
1/4 cup olive oil
about 4 tsp minced garlic from a jar (you could use 8 fresh cloves, too)
1 tblsp red pepper flakes
1/2 cup parsley, chopped
1/2 cup grated parmesan cheese
1 tblsp butter

  1. Cook pasta and reserve 1 cup of cooking water.
  2. Saute olive oil and garlic about 3 minutes.  Add red pepper flakes and reserved pasta water.  Bring the mixture to a simmer.
  3. Add the cooked spaghetti to the pan and season with salt and pepper.
  4. Remove from heat and mix in the parmesan, parsley, and butter.
Serve with kale on the side – enjoy!

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