Growing up my mom used to make me the same pasta before every swim meet. It was super easy and involved, noodles, butter, and garlic salt. That was it..and it was delicious. It's still one of my favorite comfort foods to this day. Wellll...the other day I was watching the Food Network and Ina Garten was making her "Midnight Pasta" which looked very similar to my mom's pasta so I tuned in. It was a whole episode about what chefs cook when they get off of work. Turns out it's the same idea as my mom's, but Ina's version is a little more gourmet. And holy moly is it delicous...and fast. I've already made it a couple of times since then and because the ingredients are ones that I keep in the house most of the time I can make it any time that I want to! Fifteen minute pasta or midnight pasta, is going to become your new favorite go to weeknight dinner, I'll bet on it.
We all know those nights where you barely have energy to think about cooking, let alone actually cooking. You have about a thirty minute window where if you are going to cook, it has to happen then otherwise it's takeout for the family. That's where this pasta comes in to save your life.
It's hearty so you can serve it by itself or throw in some grilled chicken and a salad and call it a day. It's comfort on a plate and oh my goodness is it delicious.