Easy Basil Pasta
Do you want an easy weeknight meal? Do you have leftover pasta noodles? Grab a bottle of Gourmet Gardens stir-in-pastes. Dinner can be on the table in less than 10 minutes. It is great to find ingredients that are flavorful and can substitute for creating the same ingredient from scratch. Making a basil sauce is quite simple but after a long day, I often want leftovers. Bottom line, I want to be able to throw the leftovers in the microwave or into a skillet. This Easy Basil Pasta is tasty and quick to prepare. If you want to start from scratch, here is a link to my pesto recipe.
I had leftover fettuccini noodles. One can certainly use dry noodles bought at the store. They are ready in less than 10 minutes too. To make use of noodles from the day before, add into a skillet with some stock, chicken or vegetable. The liquid will help separate the noodles and warm them gently. In this recipe, I used vegetable stock which kept this recipe totally vegetarian.
Assembling this dish is as simple as adding the ingredients in your favorite skillet. Heat the oil and add the basil, cilantro and garlic. Mix the ingredients well and the sauce will come together in no time. Once the sauce is warm and mixed, add the pasta noodles. Finish by adding the stock to refresh the noodles and create the sauce. That’s it! You are ready to eat. If you have the time, here is another link to a Pesto Pasta created from scratch.
- 12 ounces spaghetti
- 2 tablespoons basil stir-in paste
- 1 tablespoon cilantro stir-in paste
- 1 tablespoon minced garlic
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 1 - 2 teaspoons red pepper flakes
- 1/4 cup vegetable stock
- Heat the oil on medium heat.
- Add the stir-in pastes and garlic.
- Heat for 1 minute and mix well.
- Add in the pasta noodles with the vegetable stock.
- Mix well and heat for 5 - 7 minutes.
- Add the red pepper flakes and cook for 1 minute.
- Serve and enjoy!
The stir-in pastes with garlic, and then, the noodles added.
The Easy Basil Pasta plated.