Saturday, September 10, 2011

Angel Hair Pasta with Rosemary Parmesan Sauce

1/2 lb. angel hair pasta ($.35)
2 T. olive oil ($.10)
2 T. butter ($.10)
1 small onion, minced ($.05)
2 cloves garlic, minced ($.05)
salt and pepper ($.05)
1 tsp. dried rosemary ($.05)
1/2 C. heavy cream ($.50)
1/4 C. parmesan cheese ($.20)
1 tsp. parsley ($.05)

Cook angel hair as according to directions on the package to al dente.

In a large skillet over low heat, melt butter. Add in olive oil once the butter has melted and add onion and rosemary, cooking until onion is translucent. Season with salt and pepper to taste, then add in garlic. Cook for a minute, then add in heavy cream, bring to just a simmer and fold in parmesan cheese. Add pasta to the pan once it is cooked al dente, if sauce is thick, add a ladle full of pasta water and gently fold to combine. Garnish with parsley and serve.

Yields = 3-6 servings (3 as an entree, 6 as a side dish)
Cost: $1.50
Cost per serving: $.50 entree
Cost per serving: $.25 side dish


  1. This sounds so easy - I've never made a lot of pasta dishes but this one looks like a keeper.

  2. Thanks - everytime I see an Olive Garden commercial, I end up making pasta. I just love how affordable it is to make a good meal at home.