Pasta with Fried Garlic & Toasted Nuts (“Pistachio Pasta”) : A Cookalong Original
Tender pasta, toasty nuts, crispy garlic bits, sage, and plenty of freshly grated parmesan. The favorite dish of everyone in my household. Completely customizable!
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Prep: 8 minutes
Cooking: 12 minutes
Total time: 20 minutes
1 pound dried pasta of your choice (I use Rotini or Penne)
1/4 cup butter or olive oil
1/2 cup nuts of your choice (I recommend pistachios! Or toasted almonds)
4 large cloves fresh garlic
1 tsp dried herb of your choice (sage, oregano, thyme, or...?)
Freshly grated parmesan cheese. Lots.
Number of Servings
- 2-4 (depending on how much pasta you cook)
Small frying/saute pan
Large frying/saute pan
Sharp chopping knife
Optional: Nut chopper
- Prep any side dish you want with the pasta (Green salad?)
The pasta-cooking method I describe is ONLY for DRIED, UNFILLED pasta. Don’t try it on frozen, refrigerated, or filled pastas (like ravioli or tortellini). Cook those according to package directions.