Foodie Friday! Pasta Recipes

Garlic Butter Shrimp Pasta
Via Damn Delicious

Pasta dishes are the ultimate in comfort food!  And it's such a versatile dish.  You can have it with or without meat, with white sauces or red sauces - the possibilities are endless!  We've found some delicious pasta meals for you to try out.  Enjoy!



Garlic Butter Shrimp Pasta 
Yield: 4 servings
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes

Ingredients:
8 ounces fettuccine
1 pound medium shrimp, peeled and deveined
Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
8 tablespoons (1 stick) unsalted butter, divided
4 cloves garlic, minced
1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
2 cups baby arugula
1/4 cup freshly grated Parmesan
2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley leaves


Instructions:
In a large pot of boiling salted water, cook pasta according to package instructions; drain well.
Season shrimp with salt and pepper, to taste; set aside.
Melt 2 tablespoons butter in a large skillet over medium high heat. Add garlic, oregano and red pepper flakes, and cook, stirring frequently, until fragrant, about 1-2 minutes.
Add shrimp and cook, stirring occasionally, until pink, about 2-3 minutes; set aside.
Melt remaining 6 tablespoons butter in the skillet. Stir in pasta, arugula and Parmesan until arugula begins to wilt, about 2 minutes. Stir in shrimp.

Serve immediately, garnished with parsley, if desired.


Pesto Chicken and Broccoli Pasta
Via Gimme Delicious Food


Pesto Chicken and Broccoli Pasta
Prep time: 10 mins  
Cook time: 15 mins  
Total time: 25 mins
Author: Layla 
Serves: 4

Ingredients:
1 tablespoon olive oil
1/2 onion, minced
4 cloves garlic, minced
2 chicken breasts, sliced into ½ inch strips
1 cup light cream or half and half
1/4 grated parmesan cheese
1/4 cup pesto
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper or to taste
4 cups aldente pasta, drained (appx)
1 cup broccoli florets (frozen or fresh)

Instructions:
Begin by cooking the pasta in a large pot according to package directions. Add the broccoli into the pasta pot 1 minute before turning off the heat. Drain, set aside. 

While the pasta is cooking, Pour 1 tablespoon oil into a large pan. Add the onion and cook for 3-4 minute or until golden. Add the garlic and cook for just a few seconds then add the sliced chicken. Season with salt & pepper and cook the chicken for 5-7 minute or until browned. 


Add the parmesan, cream, pesto, and salt & pepper. Simmer mixture for 2-3 minutes. Add the cooked pasta and broccoli. Stir until fully combined. Simmer for another 2-3 minutes. Remove from heat and garnish with more parmesan. Enjoy!


Italian Caprese Pasta
Via Chelsea's Messy Apron


Italian Caprese Pasta
Prep Time: 5 mins
Cook Time: 5 mins
Total Time: 10 mins
Servings: 4
Author: Chelsea Lords

Ingredients:
1/2 pound angel hair pasta or thin spaghetti uncooked
3 tablespoons olive oil
1 small yellow onion very finely chopped
2 teaspoons mined garlic
3/4 cup Zesty Italian dressing separated, fat-free works great
2 and 1/2 cups cherry tomatoes halved or quartered
1/2 cup fresh basil thinly sliced or chopped
3/4 cup mozzarella cheese chopped into small pieces
Optional: salt and pepper to taste (I use 1 teaspoon salt and 1/4 teaspoon pepper)
Optional: red pepper flakes


Instructions:
Cook the pasta according to package directions.

Meanwhile, heat the olive oil in a large nonstick skillet on medium-high heat. Add onions and cook and stir until translucent. Add in the garlic and stir until fragrant. Add in 1/2 cup of the dressing and cherry tomatoes and cook for about 5-6 minutes, stirring occasionally.

As the tomatoes cook and soften, smash them with the back of a wooden spoon. Continue to cook until the tomatoes make a chunky style sauce. (About 4-6 minutes) Add in the salt and pepper.

Drain the pasta and toss with the tomato mixture.

Add in the fresh basil. Season with additional salt and pepper if desired. Add remaining 1/4 cup of the dressing here and toss everything together. Add in the mozzarella cheese, chopped basil, and red pepper flakes if desired.


Enjoy immediately.



For home tours, home tips and more visit homechanneltv.com.

Popular posts from this blog

Master Bathroom Design Ideas

Open Shelves in the Kitchen

Wonderful Window Seats