Easy, Delicious Weekly Meal Plans for Busy Moms!\r\n\t\t\t\r\n\t\t\t\t\t\t\tYes Please!\r\n\t\t\t\t\t\r\n\t\t\t\t\r\n\t\t\t\t\r\n\t\t\t\t\r\n\r\n\t\tWeeknight Pasta Recipe\r\n\t\r\nJuly 19, 2017\r\n\tAnyone who knows me knows that I could eat pasta most nights of the week. \u00a0Even though I love it simply made with just noodles, oil, and parmesan cheese, I also love to "amp" it up a bit by adding garlic and cherry tomatoes. \u00a0Here's a weeknight pasta recipe that is simple, tasty and can be made any day of the week without much work and will leave everyone satisfied.\r\n\t\t\t\t\r\n\r\n\t\tLeftovers for Lunch\r\n\t\r\n\tThis recipe makes excellent leftovers for lunch the next day or dinner later in the week. I would just suggest doubling the recipe if you're feeding 4 people and want leftovers. Since this simple pasta tastes so good, it will all be gone before you know it!\r\nIf you're wanting this pasta but with a little extra zing, I suggest making my lemon chicken pasta. The lemon chicken adds beautiful lemon notes and makes it heartier so it feeds more people.\r\n\t\r\n\r\n\tCherry Tomato Pasta\r\n\t\t\r\n\t\tThis is my go-to weeknight dinner. It makes your average pasta dish something truly unforgettable. Cooking the tomatoes makes them sweet and tender, creating a sort of light sauce for the pasta. I suggest making a double recipe so you have plenty of leftovers.\t\r\n\t\r\n\t\t2 tablespoons oil1 tablespoon butter1 cup cherry tomatoes1 garlic clove (minced)1/3 cup pasta water1/2 teaspoon saltParmesan cheese (as needed)1/2 pound pasta2 tablespoons basil (chopped)\t\r\n\t\r\n\t\tCook pasta until al dente. \u00a0Boil pasta in salted water. \u00a0Add 1 teaspoon of salt to boiling water.\u00a0Read box for cooking instructions. \u00a0Reserve 1/3 cup of pasta water.In the meantime, heat a large saute pan on medium. \u00a0Add oil, butter, and cherry tomatoes. \u00a0Cook until tomatoes are soft and cooked down, about 5 minutes. \u00a0Add garlic and continue saluting for 1 minute. \u00a0Add cooked pasta, salt, and pasta water. \u00a0Continue cooking until pasta water has reduced, about 2 minutes. \u00a0Top with basil and parmesan cheese. \u00a0For extra measure, I add an extra pad of butter and some a bit more cheese. \u00a0This is completely optional but makes for even tastier pasta.\t\r\n\t\r\n\t\t\t\r\n\r\n\r\n\t\t\t\t\r\n\r\n\t\thi, I'm leslie\r\n\t\r\n\tWhether it's through nutrition, mindfulness, spending more time with family, setting monthly goals, or just finding the things that make us happy in life, finding balance is the ultimate goal. Join me as I try and find balance in my own life.\r\n\tMore About My Story\r\n\tLet's Stay In Touch!\r\n\r\n\t\tRecent Posts\r\n\t\r\n\t\u00a9 2019 . All Rights Reserved.