Parmesan Pasta – Easy 2 Ingredient Side Dish


My family loves pasta as a side dish and I love it because it is easy and cheap. This Parmesan Pasta side dish is eash to make but tastes “fancy”. :)

I got the wacky mac pasta for FREE with a coupon a while back (or you can get Barilla pasta cheap right now) and wanted to use it in another way, besides Pasta Salad. My kids are not a pasta salad fan, but they do love noodles in general, so we made Parmesan Pasta. It may seem silly, but I am calling this a recipe! :) 

I know that you might think I am crazy, but eating good doesn’t have to be a lot of work at all. In fact, eating good normally means you just have to eat simple. Now we like to make this Parmesan Pasta with multi colored pasta because it looks fun, but really you can use whole wheat or regular pasta too.

This simple Parmesan Pasta recipe is frugal, fast, and fabulous!

Parmesan Pasta – Easy 2 Ingredient Side Dish
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  • 1 package of noodles (any kind will do, we used wacky mac)
  • Grated Parmesan Cheese (just eye ball it)
  • Butter (completely optional and we don't think you need to use it)
  1. Boil your noodles according to the directions (Don't over cook them).
  2. Drain and immediately sprinkle with the parmesan cheese. Add a little more than you think you need.
  3. Serve immediately with your favorite entree.

Now I like to serve this side dish when we are grilling out. We will grill our chicken and our vegetables on the grill and add this easy side dish to complete the meal.

Here are a few entrees and vegetable recipes that would go great with this pasta:

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