Monday, October 27, 2008

Herb Buttered Pasta

I love this dish. It is a refreshing change to have a pasta dish instead of a heavy "meaty" dish. It is so quick and simple--and the ingredients are right in my cupboard. You can toss some blanched broccoli in with it.

ingredients:
8 oz. pasta (your favorite--we use extra-wide egg noodles, but anything will work)
4 Tbsp. butter
1 tsp. dried basil
1 tsp. oregano
1 tsp. thyme (or marjoram)
1 tsp. dill (or caraway seed)

directions:
1. Prepare the pasta according to package directions. Drain but do not rinse (as to keep pasta warm). Set aside.

2. Place butter in pasta and toss until melted. Sprinkle in the other herbs and then salt to taste.

Serving Ideas:
*Serve this pasta dish along side your favorite meat dish...it's great with a rotisserie chicken.

*Even better...use as the main dish and serve with a vegetable side (green beans are great with this)

1 comment:

Maria said...

Looks simple and delicious!