FREE: My Favorite Pasta
The other day I mentioned how much I love cereal. Today I'm going to tell you how much I love pasta! Exciting, eh?
But, oh! Pasta! It really is one of those foods that I could eat everyday. While I like all types of pasta dishes, there is one recipe I make again and again and again: Garlic Pasta.
I first made this pasta years ago when I got back from a garlic festival. I spent all day sniffing yummy foods, none of which were safe to eat! When I got home, I was desperate for something garlicky. I boiled pasta, browned some garlic and added spinach. It was a delight! The next time I made it, I added tomatoes. Then I added mozzarella. I just kept tweaking this pasta until I had something I loved! At one point, I was making it once a week. (My poor family!) Now this is my go-to pasta dish. I just love it!
Elizabeth's Garlic Pasta
1 pound gluten-free penne pasta* (I used Tinkyada)
1/3 cup olive oil
4 garlic cloves, minced
1 pound Chourico sausage, cut into bite-size pieces
8 ounces mozzarella, grated
1/4 cup grated Parmesan
1 15.5-ounce can great northern or cannellini beans, rinsed
1 7 ounce bag baby spinach, cooked
1 pint grape tomatoes, slices in half
Dried or fresh basil. (For dried basil, I use about 1 teaspoon. I say "about" because I don't measure it. I just add it to taste.)
Kosher Salt and Freshly Ground Black Pepper