Olive Oil Pasta with Peas and Garlic

posted Nov 18, 2010, 9:04 AM by Glenn Kirbo   [ updated Nov 18, 2010, 9:18 AM ]
Simple pasta with a light, olive oil & garlic sauce..  really tasty.
On the first try everybody wanted seconds and thirds.
Need more fat?  Try tossing in some bacon, ham or pancetta.

4 cups cooked noodles.  We used whole wheat spiral but any kind will do.
5 table spoons olive oil
1 cup frozen peas
4 tablespoons fresh minced garlic
1/4 cup fresh grated Parmesan (don't use that canned stuff.. its hardly cheese at all)
salt and pepper to taste

Cook Noodles
do what the noodle box tells you to do.. its not hard
if you're quick you can make the sauce while the noodles are cooking

Make Sauce:
Add olive oil & garlic to a sauce pan and turn on medium heat.
Stir occasionally until garlic starts to brown.
Reduce heat to low and dump in the peas.
Stir occasionally until peas are hot and ready to eat.. I recommend taking a bite occasionally to test.

Combine Noodles & Sauce
Turn off the heat
Strain the water off the hot noodles,
Dump the noodles back in their hot pot
Add the sauce
Add the parmesan
Stir it all together and add salt and pepper to taste.