My 143rd recipe, "One pot Garlic Parmesan Pasta", an easy and super delicious pasta. Through the numerous hours I have spent watching television, the one thing I have learnt is that Garlic is not loved by everyone. Garlic is one flavor which you would either love very much or just hate it. I should be very thankful that I found RK as my better half. Both of us love garlic flavor very much and when it is added to any recipe it would surely be one of our favorites list. So even though I am not a big fan of pasta, this garlic parmesan pasta is one of my favorite due to the lovely garlic flavor and the creamy sauce. Also, it just needs one pot, which is a huge bonus for me. I had originally planned to go out to a restaurant for lunch today before visiting the mall for shopping. I thought of making this pasta before starting, so that I can just reheat it for dinner when I am back hungry from shopping. But when I just had one piece of this garlic parmesan pasta for a taste, it was sufficient to tempt me to cancel my restaurant lunch plans and have this pasta for lunch instead. This pasta is surely very delicious 😉
Garlic Parmesan Pasta
- Olive Oil - 1 Tbsp
- Garlic cloves - 4 minced
- Green Peas - 1 Small handful
- Water - 2 Cups
- Milk - 1 Cup + add more if needed refer to notes
- Salt - ½ tsp adjust per taste
- Freshly ground black pepper - ½ tsp adjust per taste
- Pasta - 2 Cups
- Grated Parmesan Cheese - ¼ Cup
- Parsley leaves Coriander leaves - 1 Tbsp (finely chopped)
- Basil leaves - 1 Tbsp finely chopped
- Heat the oil in a large pan. Add in the minced garlic and saute for 30 secs. Then add in the green peas and saute for 30 more secs.
- Add the water, milk, salt, ground pepper and mix well. Let the mixture come to a boil.
- Now turn down the flame to medium and add the pasta. Mix well and leave it to cook until the pasta is fully done. It took me about 17 mins.
- Turn off the flame. Add the parmesan cheese, parsley and basil and mix well until everything is well combined and the cheese is coated over the pasta.
- Serve warm with an optional topping of cheese and herbs.
Notes | FAQ
- Cooking time of pasta will depend on the type of pasta used and the size of your pan.
- Since we are cooking the pasta in medium flame and in milk + water mixture it would take significantly more time to cook, compared to what is listed on the pasta packet.
- If the liquid in the pan evaporates before the pasta is fully cooked, add some extra warm water and continue to cook the pasta.
- By the time the pasta is cooked, if you feel the sauce has become too thick, add a little more milk to thin out the sauce. I added about ¼ Cup of extra milk.
- If you are Vegan, you can substitute with non-Dairy milk and vegan parmesan cheese. However taste and flavor would vary accordingly.