A twist for macoroni

United States
February 21, 2007 6:39pm CST
I boiled some macoroni, and drained it tonight. About 2 cups. You can also use left over any type of pasta for this. I thought I would try something new. It was really good. When the pasta was drained well, no water in it, I put it into a large frying pan which I just put 1/4 cup of butter, and a about a tbs. of minced fresh garlic from the jar. Mixed it well, so the pasta was covered well. Then I left it on med/high to brown it. On the top I sprinkled fresh parsley, pepper, salt, and parmasian cheese. That's it. It was crispy on the bottom, and my hubby had thirds. He never takes more than one portion of any pasta.
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@TerryZ (22146)
• United States
22 Feb 07
I do that with egg noodles and also add one egg first mix it in a bowl then when your frying the noodles scramble it into the mix and its sooo good.
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• United States
22 Feb 07
I love food and you have just added another addition to my "gotta try this" list
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@spr1967 (208)
22 Feb 07
Your makin me hungry just reading about it..yum
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@Willowlady (10666)
• United States
22 Feb 07
Since your hubby is now diabetic? perhaps the pasta is not good for him. White flour items tend to raise blood sugar. Am not sure we would eat this either since there is no vegetables. Glad you guys enjoyed and do appreciate you sharing your recipes and techniques.
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• United States
22 Feb 07
I didn't know about the white flour and his sugar. Thanks for clueing me in. We had it as a side dish with our chicken.
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@GardenGerty (90075)
• Marion, Kansas
22 Feb 07
Sounds good to me. I was in a Sam's Club, and they heated frozen ravioli with oil in a skillet and spices. My hubby who does not like pasta loved it! It certainly adds variety. The fresh garlic is good for you.
• United States
22 Feb 07
A variation of this is also adding cheese inside of the pasta and then letting in brown and then sprinkling cheese on top of it. It gives the mixture a less crunch/dry feel and a more rounded consistency. However, the way it's described here is really good, too.
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• United States
22 Feb 07
That sounds so tasty. I have to try this. Thanks for sharing it.
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@brylle (23)
• Philippines
22 Feb 07
nice experiment recipe, what my friend did was- she boiled macaroni and poured powedered flavoring cheese on it and sour cream powder flavoring and mix it..thats it...
@pagli84 (1850)
• Netherlands
22 Feb 07
wow that actually sounds really good. its making me hungry now!! i dont know why, but ive always liked pasta that was a bit crisp and brown, especially with cheese on it. your dish sounds very simple, but very tasty at the same time. maybe ill try it someday.
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@irisheyes (4375)
• United States
22 Feb 07
Wow, that sounds interesting. I'm thinking you can do all sorts of variations on this too. Throw in last nights left over vegetables or whatever cheese is left over in the fridge. I think I'll try this the basic way and if I like the taste as much as your hubby did, I'll improvise and use it to not waste leftovers. Thanks Margie.
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• United States
22 Feb 07
My grandmother used to make a dish with left over elbow macaroni. Scald milk, add a table spoon of butter the left over macaroni and some peas. Salt and pepper to taste and serve. its kinda like a peas-milk-and-macaroni soup but really taste. I make it for the kids when they come in from playing in the snow and they love it. Hope you do too.
@aretha (2540)
• United States
22 Feb 07
we love pasta and garlic one of our favorites here i also put some chicken in it very yummy
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@porgie (268)
• United States
22 Feb 07
mmmmmmmmmmmmm I 'm hungry now I'm gonna try it out right away!
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@stacyv81 (5906)
• United States
22 Feb 07
Good idea I'll try it cause my man doesnt really eat pasta either unless its covered in meat or sauce or cheese. Thanks for the recipe.
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@weemam (13389)
22 Feb 07
Thank you so much , this sounds yummy , Iam always looking for something different to make , I will give this a try at the weekend xx
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@brimia (6588)
• United States
22 Feb 07
That sounds pretty good and easy
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@Stephanie5 (2953)
• United States
22 Feb 07
Wow, that's different. I will have to try that, it sounds delicious! My kids love it when I make mac and cheese and add a can of tuna and a can of drained peas. They will eat it until they are sick, lol. I'm not real big on pasta but I've been craving it lately...in fact, last night I had Olive Garden! lol
@jenmic (90)
• India
22 Feb 07
oh so. Good. Keep it up I also enjoy cooking very much at the same time eating also
• Ireland
22 Feb 07
I have never tried anything like that. I usually eat left over pasta by warming it again in milk and sprinkling sugar on it. Nobody here likes it except me. I have decided to give your recipe a try to-night as I am not much in the humour of cooking a big dinner. I will probably serve some oven chips with it.
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• Canada
22 Feb 07
Ooooh, I have to try that. My partner is a huge fan of any kind of Pasta and there is very much an italian influence to the family, so any new recipes that involve paste are gladly tried and tested. Thanks so much for sharing.
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