This really is the perfect side dish for any meat you cook. Actually my grandson Antonio loves his pasta anyway we make it. Everyone likes an occasional tomato sauce less pasta and this one plain is easy to make, fun shape to eat and even great heated up the next day. I like to keep this on hand for leftover chili to pour over too! Think about the possibilities with any kinds of gravy and meat leftovers on top of this pasta, it's the perfect second meal!
Of course Antonio like any other child's favorite pasta, is macaroni and cheese but he will never turn down any kind of pasta we make!
Garlic Parmesan Bow Tie Recipe
1/4 cup fresh parsley
1/2 cup Parmesan cheese
parsley, basil, oregano 2 tablespoons each fresh or dried
1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
Pasta of choice cooked to package instructions, reserving 1 cup pasta water here is my homemade bow tie recipe click here
2 tablespoons fresh chopped garlic
red pepper flakes optional
In a large deep fry pan, saute garlic in oil for two minutes or until fragrant not browned. Add all the fresh herbs. Add the pasta water. Simmer for the flavors to blend around 3 minutes.
Add the drained pasta of choice (cooked to package instructions)
Toss with cheese, salt, pepper to taste and red pepper flakes.
Suggestions for leftover pasta:
Top with leftover chili, tomato sauce, ground hamburger seasoned, sauteed chicken breast cubed, shrimp kabobs, steak kabobs, seasoned grilled lamb, bread chicken, lemon chicken or gravy with turkey.