One Pot Creamy Garlic Noodles

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One pot pasta recipes have become all the rage because they are fast and easy, and don’t require a lot of clean up afterward. This one pot creamy garlic noodles recipe is no different, but what makes this recipe even more special than the regular one-pot pasta out there is that it is so versatile, so you can prepare it any day of the week no matter what you have in your pantry or refrigerator. This easy noodle recipe involves boiling pasta with chicken broth and milk until the noodles are al dente. The starches from the pasta create the creamy sauce by thickening the milk and chicken broth. Erica, one of the authors of ‘Favorite Family Recipes’ recipe blog, gives you the options of leaving these garlicky noodles as they are or adorning with grilled chicken and bright green broccoli. She also recommends adding veggies that you already have on hand, which means that you can add any leftover cooked vegetables at the very end or toss in uncooked vegetables at the very beginning for a satisfying main dish or side dish recipe.

Pasta recipes have become a staple for families because they are quick to make, and kids love them. Although pasta’s history is hard to trace, it has become a favourite in many cultures. For example, Germany’s cuisine includes spaetzle while Japanese culture includes ramen and soba noodles. So where did noodles originate? The very word ‘pasta’ is an Italian word which translates to ‘paste’ in reference to the dough you make pasta out of, but history suggests that Italy is not where noodles originated. Instead, it’s often suggested that the Italian explorer, Marco Polo, brought the knowledge of making pasta to Italy from China. Whether Marco Polo was the first European to discover noodles or not, archaeologists believe that Asia is where the noodle originated.

Garlic is such a pleasing flavour when cooked since it mellows out to an undeniable sweetness. Garlic also happens to be incredibly nutritious, making it an excellent addition to any recipe, like this one pot garlic noodle recipe. According to WH Foods, garlic nutrition includes many benefits to promoting health. Garlic can help control blood pressure because the sulfides in garlic change to hydrogen sulphide gas, which helps dilate blood vessels. Garlic is also a wonderful antibacterial, which may be beneficial to fighting off viruses and infections. It can also assist the absorption of iron, which is a nutrient that many people have problems metabolizing. Garlic is such an excellent addition to this one pot noodle recipe since it is so beneficial to health.

If you’re looking for great lunch ideas for kids or easy dinner menu ideas for throughout the week, this garlic noodle recipe is a perfect choice. This noodle recipe is fast enough to make the kids an excellent quick lunch when they come home from school but is also good when you’re tight on time in the evening. Thank you to Erica from Favorite Family Recipes recipe blog for showing us her one pot creamy garlic noodles recipe.

Nutrition Facts of One Pot Creamy Garlic Noodles from Fav Family Recipes
Ingredients: Butter, garlic cloves, chicken broth, milk, pasta noodles, basil, Parmesan cheese, broccoli, chicken breasts.
* Percentages (%) are based on a 2000 calorie diet* The entire recipe has been calculated for 5 servings* Per Serving:Calories 691, Calories from Fat 192, Total Fat 21.3g 33%, Saturated Fat 10.5g 52%, Cholesterol 95mg 32%, Sodium 953mg 40%, Potassium 587mg 17%, Carbohydrates 78.3g 26%, Dietary Fiber 3.6g 14%, Sugars 10.4g, Protein 44.3g, Vitamin A 18%,Vitamin C 110%, Calcium 40%, Iron 16%

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