Bachelor's Pasta

In all these years that I have been blogging I have never blogged a recipe that Grumpy made.  Mainly because Grumpy basically hasn’t made anything except boil from the bag cheese ravioli or ground beef mixed with Prego pasta sauce since we have been together.  Oh, he will heat up a can of soup or grill a couple of cheese sandwiches, and will even make boxed Velveeta Shells & Cheese….but don’t hold your breath waiting for much more than that!

Last evening Grumpy was aggravating me by sitting in his chair while I was working around the house and getting ready to cook dinner.  He was not happy I was going to make a quiche for our dinner (even though I reminded him that he liked the broccoli quiche I made ages ago – he just has CRS and insisted he couldn’t have).   Since the quiche had no meat in it I asked him to go grab a hotdog from the freezer to go with so he could have his meat….and guess what?  Grumpy said he was going to make his Bachelor’s Pasta dish instead.  Granted, I ended up having somewhat of a hand in it by adding fresh garlic to the butter, but other than that, Grumpy made it his way and by golly, it turned out delicious!  We decided that I would have to share his recipe with you….so today you are getting a very rare and special treat…a dish cooked by Grumpy himself!  Oh, and Katrina, there is just no way I would ban you from his recipe like he said I had to.  😉  See, I love you enough to rebel from Grumpy telling me what I can and can’t do for my buddies!  lol

Bachelor's Pasta

To top all of that off, I am submitting Grumpy’s recipe to one of my very favorite events, Presto Pasta Nights.  This week PPN is being hosted by Simona of Briciole.  To join in with the rest of us pasta lovers, you can submit your post to Simona by this Thursday, April 26th.  She will have a round up of all submissions on her blog on Friday, April 27th.  The guidelines for submission can be found on the Presto Pasta Night’s website.  Ruth is also looking for volunteers to host a week of PPN so if you haven’t hosted before and think you might like to, please make sure to let Ruth know!

Before I leave you with the recipe, I will leave you with this Instagram photo I grabbed of Grumpy one night when he was “cooking” his Velveeta Shells & Cheese.  😉  You can see how happy he was to be cooking!

Bachelor's Pasta
A-hem, that is NOT an Al Bundy hand….LOL (rolling eyes)


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Bachelor’s Pasta
What Grumpy used to cook for himself when he was single, very basic and very delicious….however I did have him add some garlic to the mix to give it more of a flavor boost.   Great side dish!!
  • 1/2 lb dry pasta, your favorite shape, cooked until al dente
  • 4 tablespoons salted butter
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/3 cup dried parmigian cheese
  • 1 tablespoon dried parsley flakes
Cook pasta according to package until al dente.  Drain.  Set aside.In a large skillet, melt butter and add fresh minced garlic cloves.  Cook for about 1 minute and remove butter from heat.  Add pasta to butter and toss with cheese.  Garnish with parsley flakes.

Prep time: 5 mins Cook time: 8 mins Total time: 13 mins Yield: 4 Servings

Other pasta dishes you may like to try:
Our Life Tastes Good:  Delicious Beef Stroganoff
Flavor Mosiac:  Buffalo Chicken Stuffed Shells
Renee’s Kitchen Adventures:  Easy Cheesy Pasta Bowl for One
Kim’s Cooking Now:  Easy Weeknight Dinner Pasta