I love cooking pasta in my Gotham Steel® pasta pot! There’s something about my sink that can tip over the sturdiest colander. With the built-in strainers in the pasta pot that’s never a problem and, with the pasta still in the pot, I’m ready to put together one-pot pasta dishes like these Parmesan Garlic Shells. Great with grilled chicken or pork chops! I forgot to take a photo but will add it next time I make this…
My husband loves pasta side dishes but I don’t like all the additives in the prepackaged sides from the grocery store. This homemade side uses basic ingredients you probably have in your fridge and pantry, takes about the same amount of time to prepare, and it’s delicious.
Simple, cheesy shell pasta with sun-dried tomatoes and a hint of garlic
- 2 qt. water
- 1-1/2 cups medium shell pasta
- 1 tbsp butter
- 1/2 cup grated parmesan cheese
- 1 tbsp minced garlic
- 1/4 cup sun-dried tomatoes
Bring water to a rolling boil and add pasta
Boil approximately 10 minutes, stirring occasionally, until pasta is slightly al dente
Place cover on Gotham Steel pasta pot, lock handles, and drain pasta (if not using the pasta pot, drain in colander and immediately return to pan - do not rinse!).
Return pan to warm burner
- Stir in butter until melted
- Stir in parmesan and garlic
- Add sun-dried tomatoes and stir until well-coated
Adjust seasoning to your preference.
The sun-dried tomatoes add flavor and a wonderful color contrast.
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