HAPPY GARLIC DAY!
Have vampires invaded your home? I hear they're out in massive forces lately...
Lucky for me, I'm a garlic lover, so there's never a worry about vampire invasion around these parts. However, if Tom Cruise or Brad Pitt want to don their adorable selves with their false vampie teeth and come to my home for a visit, I'll certainly open the door and wish them a hearty welcome!
Heck, I'll even put the garlic away! Maybe. OK, I won't, but they won't mind. I'll be too busy pining over them and running my fingers through their hair and across their biceps that they won't even notice garlic in the house. Unless of course I kiss one of them... OK, I'm digressing...and living in a dream world. Let's move on to this recipe before I become distracted again.
5 THINGS I LOVE ABOUT THIS RECIPE
It's extremely versatile and adaptable to your personal taste As evidenced by the ingredient list (shown below) this dish can seriously be made with just about any protein, veggie, and pasta of your choice.
It's filling and delicious - I don't know about you, but pasta is big ol' boost of tummy love for me. I don't need the 2 pounds of it that are usually piled high on a restaurant plate. Just a simple 2 ounces of dry pasta per person should be enough to fill the plate of an average eater. For those of you watching your caloric intake, that 2 ounces of dry pasta becomes 4 ounces after cooking.
It fits nicely into the frugal feeding category - Depending on the type of protein you choose to use, this dish will cost you approximately $2 to $5 per serving. The recipe I made for you came to $2.23 per serving!
It only requires 5 ingredients!
- pre-cooked shrimp or chicken, or turkey, clams, meatballs, or bacon... just pick a protein and go!
- pasta of your choice. I used angel hair because I was all out of my favorite quinoa pasta
- red bell pepper (or veggie of your choice)
- chopped garlic - - If you would like to make this a 4 ingredient dish, skip the garlic and use Lia Marie's 5-Cheese Spread instead of the butter or oil that you need to saute your veggies in.
- Parmesan cheese
It can be prepared and ready to eat in less than 15 minutes!
The best news of all is that if you eat this dish often (which I do!), you'll be giving your body great big doses of healthy, garlicky love!
So here's the skinny on how to prepare this dish!
Have a happy, healthy, garlic lovin', yummilicious day!!
~ ~ Becca
THIS RECIPE WAS INCLUDED IN THE "HUN, WHAT'S FOR DINNER?" LINKY PARTY