Monday, November 18, 2019

Easy 10 minute Noodles I, Italian Style

Freshly cooked sinuous pasta studded with fresh veggies and flavored with fragrant herbs is a feast for the eyes as well as the palate. Easy 10 minute Noodles I, Italian Style really takes only about 10 minutes to prepare especially when using fresh noodles. I use gluten free noodles; but if gluten is not a concern, any favorite noodles maybe used.


Dried noodles maybe used to prepare this recipe but take a few of minutes longer than fresh; use 2 ounces and prepare according to package directions.

When preparing the veggies, I often chop more than I need for one recipe and save them for another day.

Using the special julienne peeler makes quick and easy work of making thin strips of carrots and zucchini. You may use a spiralizer also to make veggie strands. Or a good knife will work just fine.

1 Serving


1 pkg Fresh Noodles (~ 4 oz), Gluten free
1 clove Garlic, minced or mashed
3-4 Green Onions, sliced diagonally
7-8 large fresh Basil leaves, torn
4-5 sprigs fresh Thyme, strip the leaves from the stems
2-3 sprigs of fresh Oregano Or 1/4 tsp Dried
1 small Carrot, cut into thin strips
1/2 Zucchini, cut in thin strips
1/2 Bell Pepper, any color, thin strips
4-5 Mushrooms, thinly sliced
1 medium Tomato, chopped
1 pinch Crushed Red Pepper flakes
Salt and freshly ground Pepper to taste

Optional Toppings:
Nutritional Yeast
Toasted Nuts/Seeds, crushed
Freshly toasted gluten-free breadcrumbs


Boil water and cook pasta according to package directions. Drain reserving about 1/2 cup of the cooking liquid.

While pasta is being prepared, prep the veggies and herbs.

Warm a skillet and sprinkle the red pepper flakes; when the color changes slightly and becomes fragrant, add the garlic and veggies with a with a pinch of salt and a little sprinkle of water. Cover and cook stirring occasionally for about 2 minutes or until the veggies heat through and soften to your liking.

Tip in the drianed hot pasta, herbs, and another pinch of salt and freshly ground pepper. Add a little of the reserved pasta cooking liquid to moisten. Stir together to combine until warmed. Remove from heat. Taste and adjust salt and pepper.

Spoon onto a warmed plate and sprinkle with your favorite toppings.

Serve hot. Eat.


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