Tagliatelle in olive oil and butter with cherry tomatoes

When you arrive home and late from work and you have been suffering from Spring allergies you want something warm and tasty for dinner!

Not in the mood to go out because that would mean getting in the car and leaving the house and I am already in my evening attire, I pull together some leftovers.

In the refrigerator was some whole wheat tagliatelle with garlic. I like tagliatelle because its long like spaghetti but is flat so sauces stick better! I have also discovered that if you throw some peeled garlic in the pasta water it will become soft and mild just like if it was roasted.

There also was a small container of cherry tomatoes, and some onions.
on the spice rack: Penzey’s Spices’ Pasta Sprinkle mix (basil, oregano, garlic, and thyme), and crushed red pepper for a little heat!

1) Cover the bottom of a sauce pan with olive and ace on medium heat.

2) When the olive oil is shimmering add the onions and stir cooking until they soften. Add about 3 tablespoons of butter and the tomatoes which have been quartered. Yes, I worship Paula! Once the butter melts and you have coated the onions well, stir in the about a teaspoon each of the spices. Carefully taste and adjust the spices. Salt and pepper if needed.

3) Add half of the cold, leftover tagliatelle and garlic and toss to thoroughly coat with the oil and butter mixture. Add the remaining half of pasta and toss to coat and mix the two portions of pasta.

4) You may add other vegetables or just sprinkle some cheese as I did to here!

So much better than fast food and tastier!




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10 responses to “Tagliatelle in olive oil and butter with cherry tomatoes

  1. Sounds delicious! But do you really like whole wheat pasta?


  2. Sounds delicious! But do you really like whole wheat pasta? Would Paula approve?


  3. Kim Williams

    This sounds really great! I’m going to try this



  4. Mmmm sounds lovely! Such a fabulous dinner 🙂


  5. What a clever use of ingredients had on hand. This looks and sounds delicious. My family would really enjoy this. Have a great day. Blessings…Mary


  6. I made some home made stew and added the left over beef stir fry (there really wasn’t much left. But I think it was from Ms. Paula (or another cooking show that I learned to add a rue of flour after the stew was put together to help thicken it. I added what I had on hand. Onions, garlic, carrots, broccoli,
    celery, and a can of peas and corn too. Nice to have something warm when the weather is still nippy.
    My son who was visiting had a bowl and a half! And I still had enough for dinner (and leftovers!).


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