Monday, August 24

My favorite way to eat pasta

I know this pasta bowl might look plain and bland, but I can't help this being my favorite way to eat pasta. I try to break out of this feta-parmesan-pasta rut, I really do! I tried the caramelized onion pasta, the sun-dried tomato and artichoke pasta, and even made bolognese sauce from scratch! I'm not saying those pasta dishes aren't amazing (or else I wouldn't post them!) but they are amazing in their own way. I always will crave soft buttery pasta and salty feta with grated parmesan cheese. Nothing can beat my classic favorite pasta toppings. I just don't like a lot of "stuff" in my pasta. Everyone has their "thing" with food, right? I have been hiding this, afraid that people will think I'm weird but I am ready to be proud of this pasta dish once and for all!! :) What is your classic most favorite way to eat pasta?

Pasta with feta and parmesan
1/2 pound pasta, any shape (I combined two leftover pasta shapes for this batch, don't be afraid to mix it up!
1/4 stick butter or some olive oil
A couple of spoonfuls of feta
Grated parmesan cheese

1 Boil 6 cups water and season with salt. Boil pasta until al-dente, about 7 minutes.
2 When pasta is finished cooking, toss with desired amount of butter.
3 Toss buttered pasta with feta and parmesan cheese.
4 Enjoy my masterpiece.

23 comments:

Internet Therapy said...

mmmmm, cheese!

Megan said...

I think I always go back to spaghetti carbonara. I love pasta with just about anything, but it's a quick, easy dish to make and the cheese, bacon, and, of course, the pasta are always satisfying!

Feta and sundried tomato sounds really delicious... and feta and parm sounds so comforting and tasty too!

Leslie said...

This rates HIGH on my list as well!

THE ACTORS DIET said...

yum! i love pasta with trader joe's meatless meatballs and veggies.

unconfidentialcook said...

I love this, too. And, guess what? It's time for dinner...and I have everything!

Pam said...

Sounds perfect to me.

Karyn Bernard (French Charming) said...

Yippee...another way to eat feta!

Rosa's Yummy Yums said...

Two of my favorite cheeses united in a dish! How can I not drool?!

Cheers,

Rosa

maybelle's mom said...

I love it this way too--and I like that you used left overs of whatever kind you had.

Michele said...

I love pasta any which way but my go to comfort food pasta dish is pastina. I boil it in chicken broth, turn off the heat, add a beaten egg and romano cheese. I got my bf hooked on it and we eat it a lot during lent and when I don't feel like cooking or ordering in.

Lynda said...

Pasta, butter, parmesan are my favorite comfort food. I have never tried with feta added, which I will now!

Ingrid said...

I do the mishmash of pastas too! I always have just a little bit leftover.

I like mine plain with ricotta cheese! Though I hadn't ever thought to add feta with parm. I'll be giving it a try asap!
~ingrid

nora@ffr said...

zoe this is one of my favorite way to eat pasta too!! with a lot of cheese! but cant have it these days as m gaining a lot of weight! :( too bad!
neways ye pasta looking amazingly delish :)
cheers!!

Faith said...

You can't go wrong with cheese on pasta! This looks great!

KennyT said...

I'll try this recipe, looks yummy, thanks.

Btw, I love eating pasta with cottage cheese, poppy seeds + sugar. It's the Hungarian way, haha.

Justin said...

sounds like comfort food. i like any pasta dish with tomatoes and garlic... can't go wrong.

5 Star Foodie said...

Yum! I also love pasta with just butter and cheese (whichever one I have in the fridge) sprinkled on top.

Sylvia said...

I love simple pasta too. One of my favorite way is "Al burr" only butter and grated parmesan. I heart feta cheese so, the dish sounds very tasty!!!

Tali P said...

I can do pasta with olive oil and salt and that's it. I wouldn't say it's my absolute FAVE way to eat it, but I like it, and it's the easiest!

-your #1 blog fan

girlichef said...

I can just imagine the pungeant flavors of the cheese with the toothy-ness of the pasta. Yum!

Chow and Chatter said...

lovely blog thanks for visiting mine, love this simple pasta Rebecca

Nicole Chow - HealthyChow.com said...

I'll have to agree with you. This is the best way to enjoy pasta. So simple, yet so perfect. Thanks for posting this!

Jennifer said...

To be quite honest, this is my favorite way as well! Growing up I couldnt stand the way my mom made pasta--canned tomato sauce. Too bland and not enough action in it. So I chose to always eat my pasta with butter, salt, pepper and parm cheese! To this day i still love it!