I’m not sure what is going on, but I loveeee me some wheat pasta! I love my carbs, however since I’m nursing I really want to make sure I’m eating foods that are healthier, right? Just last week I made my Cream Cheese Macaroni, but used whole wheat elbows instead of the traditional. I also like pairing my pasta with BUTTER. Who doesn’t? Now I try to add more veggies in too!
I’m not a picky eater at all, and I love my produce! I just have a hard time eating a huge bowl of string beans on it’s own. Not that it isn’t delicious.. it could just be better! Pasta dishes are also perfect when in a pinch and short on time. I can seriously eat pasta, every.single.day! I won’t, but could. My favorite way is with tons of garlic. I have a serious garlic obsession I go through about a dozen bulbs a month! This pasta salad I made the other day is a perfect pair with grilled chicken, or even on it’s own! I ate it all by it’s lonesome for lunch and enjoyed every single bite! My favorite thing to do is get a bite of each ingredient on a fork – party time!
Warm Penne Pasta Salad
2 Cups Penne Pasta
3 Cloves Garlic, minced
1 Teaspoon Butter
1 Teaspoon Olive Oil
2 Handfuls of Frozen String Beans
2 Roma Tomatoes, diced
1/2 Cup Fresh Mozzarella, chopped
Pinch of Dried Basil
Salt to Taste
In a sauce pan bring water to a boil and add in the pasta once boiling. In a small fry pan heat together the butter and oil. Add in the garlic and cook on medium-low until softened. When the pasta is almost done add in the string beans. Drain pasta and add in the garlic butter/oil with tomatoes and cook until tomatoes are slightly softer. Toss in the mozzarella, basil, salt to taste, and enjoy!
Warm Penne Pasta Salad
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Ty @ Mama of 3 Munchkins
Oh, that looks so good!
Stefani @ MommyEnterprises.com
Looks delicious to me!
Easy and delish! My favorite!
Looks good and I love penne pasta!
with all the things I love looks like the perfect lunch
Lolo @ Crazy About My Baybah
Looks like a great dinner!
That looks so good! I only buy wheat pasta… I think it tastes heartier, not to mention it’s healthier for you.
That looks delicious.
Penelope (NYC Blogger)
That looks like a page from a magazine!
Jennifer (Double Duty Mommy)
I’d probably leave the tomatoes out but this looks delish otherwise. Penne is my favorite pasta and you can’t beat fresh mozzarella!
That sounds really good and it could be made GF so that is perfect for us.
Sure looks good to me. Real butter is better for you than those fake spreads anyway. I see you went with 1/2 butter & 1/2 olive oil. That is what I do too, yummy!
I love the flavor of both, especially together 🙂
Looks amazing. I love my Pasta warm, I just can’t eat it cold for some reason.
That looks wonderful! I love fresh mozzarella!
Simply Being Mommy
YUM, it looks so tasty and fresh.
Looks yummy! I’m making the same thing tonight except with roasted tomatoes and zucchini
I also do one with Zucchini, Tomatoes, Garlic, Mushrooms, and Parmesan! Yum!
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Hubs would like this since he doesn’t care for cold pasta salads.
Liz @ A Nut in a Nutshell
I could definitely eat a bowl of string beans on its own, but your recipe looks even better!
This looks delicious and a warm salad is perfect for the winter time when you just don’t feel like eating a traditional cold salad.