Sometimes we just want the ‘basic’ pasta without all the extra ingredients. If you have never had just ‘basic’ pasta with garlic and Parmesan than you have missed out. It is surprisingly tasty and is filling as well. So next time you need to make yourself a single meal than this is the recipe for you to make. Simple ingredients that you probably already have in your cupboards.
thank you April over at girlgonegourmet for this simple single serve meal.
Ingredients for single serving pasta
2 ounces (about ⅛ of box) spaghetti
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 garlic clove, minced
1 tablespoon fresh parsley, chopped
2-3 tablespoons grated Parmesan
fresh ground black pepper
Bring a large pot of water to a rolling boil. Toss in the spaghetti and cook until al dente. While the pasta is cooking, warm the olive oil over medium low heat. Add in the garlic and let it cook until soft and golden (you may need to lower the heat to keep it from browning too fast). Once the spaghetti is cooked drain it while reserving about 1 tablespoons of the starchy pasta water. Add the spaghetti to the pan with the oil and garlic. Toss the pasta around until it’s coated (this is where you can add in the starchy pasta water to keep the pasta moist if it looks too dry). Add in the parsley and grated cheese, toss to combine and serve.