Hi guys! I am here to introduce you to an amazing pasta dish that I absolutely love. I found this recipe online a while ago when searching for easy-to-make pasta dishes and next thing you know, FAVORITE DISH EVER.

Oh man y’all, this recipe is one of my all-time favorites. It is really amazing, but only for those who absolutely adore garlic. This pasta dish is one that I make quite frequently because it is very simple and it has become a sort of comfort food. As I said, this pasta dish is predominately for those who really love garlic (and I mean REALLY), and of course, love pasta.

Garlic Pasta

Here is the recipe:

• 1/2 cup olive oil
• 10 cloves of garlic, minced (yes, 10! Don’t have any Bram Stoker vampires over for dinner, ok?)
• 1/2 teaspoon of salt
• 1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper (or more if you want more of a kick)
• 3 tablespoons of chopped parsley
• 1 pound dry penne pasta
• 1/3 cup grated Romano cheese (we use crumbled feta)

Directions

1. Get a pot of water boiling for pasta. Place the pasta in the dish once the water is boiling.
2. Put the olive oil in a skillet over medium heat and add garlic, salt, & red pepper. I’ll be honest, I don’t follow the exact amounts anymore; I just throw in as much as sounds good and go with it. Sometimes it comes out extra spicy, but no matter what, it is always tasty.
3. Once the garlic is a light brown, add the parsley and let it cook for a little bit longer. I usually turn it down to low heat at this point and let it slowly cook. (This is usually because the pasta is still going when I am done with the garlic portion of the recipe.)
4. Once the pasta is cooked, drain it and mix in the garlic goodness.
5. Get out your favorite pasta plates or bowls and scoop out as much garlic pasta as you want. Add your choice of cheese. We use feta, like I said, but Chad uses mozzarella as well, and I am considering making some now and using shredded Parmesan. Basically, whichever cheese you think will go well, use it!
6. OPTIONAL: Cook up some chicken to go with it to make a larger, more substantial meal. We do this occasionally.

Well, there you have it! This is a really great dish, and I am most likely going to go cook some RIGHT NOW. Be prepared though, you will have garlic breath and your house will be warded against vampires for quite a while.

Garlic Pasta

Ps. You should consider pairing it with a yummy Pinot Grigio; it goes very well with the meal! Mmmm.

Are you going to try this recipe? Will you make any changes? I’d love to hear!