Easy Lazy Garlic Pasta with Carrots & Asparagus

Do you like your pasta saucy or fried?

I mean I like Pasta but for some reason I don’t like it the traditional pasta-sauce way. That’s all. The few times I enjoyed Pasta was simply tossed with veggies with lots of pepper and garlic.

So, I want to simplify it even more on those days when I am really lazy but craving something warm and super yummy. Garlic pasta is the answer. I like to use garlic in few different ways. Like roasted, ghee roasted, roasted with herbs etc etc.

But wait, even on the lazy days how can I leave pasta without any add-ons? Search the fridge….find Carrots & Asparagus. We got a pair. Add olive oil, salt & pepper and throw them in the oven. My veggies are cooked by the time pasta is done. Easy-Peasy.

Lets start!

Lazy Garlic Pasta

  • Servings: 2
  • Difficulty: Easy
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Easy 4 ingredients Pasta.

Ingredients

  • Pasta – 8 oz
  • Salt – 1/2 tsp for boiling pasta
  • Avocado Oil – 3 tbsp.
  • Garlic pods – 3
  • Chili flakes – 1/2 tbsp (Optional)
  • Mc Cormick Chipotle & Roasted garlic – 1 tsp (Optional)
  • Dry crushed mint – 1/2 tsp (Optional)
  • Veggies:
  • 2 Medium carrots
  • Asparagus – 1 bunch
  • Olive oil – 1.5 tbsp
  • Salt – 1/2 tsp
  • Pepper – 1/4 – 1/2 tsp

Directions

  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.
  2. Prep the veggies by washing and peeling the carrots. Cut them lengthwise into 2 inch pieces. Wash and cut the ends of the asparagus.
  3. Dry the veggies with kitchen towel or paper towels.
  4. Layer the cookie sheet with foil and spread the cut veggies in single layer.
  5. Add oil, salt and pepper and mix the veggies roughly. Bake them for 15-18 minutes.
  6. Cook Pasta as per instructions and set aside. Don’t forget to add salt while boiling the water. Cut Garlic into thin pieces
  7. In a large skillet, sauté garlic in the avocado oil. Add roasted garlic, crushed mint and chili flakes if using.
  8. Add Pasta and toss it to coat the spices evenly. Cover the bowl and cook it on low flame for 5 minutes.
  9. Check the taste and adjust the salt or spices accordingly.
  10. Serve the Pasta with veggies on the side. Enjoy !!

    Notes
  1. You can add butter or butter-oil mix instead of avocado oil.
  2. You can also add bit of lemon for that fresh citrusy taste.

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Author: Smithasbakelove

Hi, This is Smitha. Thanks for stopping by to share my passion for baking easy and yummy food. Happy to have you here.

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