In our household, we’re huge pasta fans and we probably eat pasta at least once a week. Lately, I’ve been trying to be more creative with recipes. To figure out how to add more vegetables to our meals and create something my two-year-old might actually eat.
A few months ago I was craving the pasta my mom would make me as a child. It’s a recipe she created when I was going through my picky stage and refused to eat any kind of vegetable. She would sneak them in my pasta and they were so small I would hardly notice.
This recipe is delicious and easy to make which is a perfect meal for either yourself or your family.
Note: If your making this for your family just double the recipe.
WHAT YOU’LL NEED (SERVING SIZE: 2)
4 oz of spaghetti noodles
1/2 tsp of sea salt
1/2 tsp of black ground pepper
6 large basil leaves roughly torn
1/2 – 1 pepper (or 1 cup of any vegetable, I prefer carrot, pepper, spinach or kale)
2 tbsp of minced garlic
1/4 cup of chopped onions
8 oz of cheddar cheese
1/2 stick of butter or olive oil (but butter tastes the best)
HOW TO DO IT
Add salt to the water and bring to a boil then add spaghetti noddles. After cooking it to your liking, drain and let sit. Heat the skillet on medium and melt the butter. Add in chopped onions, minced garlic, and basil leaves. Allow to braise for a few minutes and add in peppers or whatever vegetables you want, and let simmer. Next, add noodles to the skillet and let flavors mix together. After a few minutes turn off the element and add shredded cheese over the still-hot noddles. Serve with cracked pepper, fresh parmesan, and warm bread! Enjoy! Xo
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