>> Friday, May 7, 2010
Level of Difficulty: incredibly simple
Pots/Pans Used: 2!
1 Pkg of your favorite pasta (I love bow tie best)
This is certainly not the most exciting dish out there. That being said, when I'm tired or stressed this dish is exactly what I need and crave. It's really paying homage to when you were little and would just ask for noodles with butter and parmesan cheese. I almost didn't post it because it's so simple, but I've found that simple recipes can often be the best kind. I hope this dish is as much a comfort to you as it is to me. I'm curious to know...what's your ultimate comfort food?
I never really measure anything when I make this dish, I pretty much just taste it as I go along. For example, I go pretty heavy on the garlic and nutritional yeast because that's what really makes the dish for me. But feel free to experiment with your ingredient ratios. First, cook your pasta accordingly (you don't have to use the whole package, I usually just make it for myself, so I rarely do unless I have company). In a large saute pan, heat a couple TBL of olive oil over medium heat. throw your minced garlic into the pan and let it get nice and fragrant. Drain your pasta and then transfer it to the saute pan. Put a couple TBL (more or less) of Earth Balance into the pasta and stir it up so that it gets a chance to melt and coat all the pasta. Finally, add the nutritional yeast and mix up until it tastes perfect. I hope you enjoy this recipe as much as I do, simple as it may be!