As I specialize in Asian recipes, you would think that my 4-year old son’s favorite food is Asian rice and noodles, right? Unfortunately, the answer is the complete opposite.
The picky eater just doesn’t fancy Asian food, in fact, he dislikes rice, has zero interest in eating Asian stir-fries, and he is really not that into Asian noodles either.
As a mother, I am rather disappointed, and I can only hope that one day, his palate will awake to the wonderful flavors of Asian cooking and would eat exactly like I do.
For now, if you ask him what is his favorite food, he would tell you the following: pizza, mac and cheese, and pasta. He is American! Because of him, we pretty much eat pasta and pizza at least 2-3 times a week!!
It’s quite sad actually because I miss my spicy Malaysian food and delicious Asian food, but I refuse to cook two sets of dinners for him and for us, so we have been adopting little G’s palate.
Every week, he would ask for Parmesan Garlic Noodles, without fail. I actually don’t mind making it for him (and us) because it’s so easy to make, take less than 20 minutes, with only a handful of everyday ingredients, and we can customize the protein to serve with the Garlic Parmesan Noodles.
For little G, he would always ask for Korean Kalbi (his favorite Asian food), which we can easily buy from the many Korean restaurants or supermarkets here in Irvine.
Anyway, this is my Parmesan Garlic Noodles recipe, which is super easy quick to make, and you can serve it with all sorts of side dishes and protein of choice. I made some bacon-wrapped shrimp and pumpkin mashed potatoes to go with the noodles.
It was delightful and we all had a wonderful meal. I have another Asian garlic noodles recipe which is equally delicious.
Serve Parmesan Garlic Noodles with:
For a wholesome dinner, make the following dishes.
How Many Calories Per Serving?
This recipe is only 553 calories per serving.
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- 8 oz spaghetti or linguine
- 1/2 stick butter, (60 g)
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 5 cloves garlic, finely minced
- 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
- salt to taste
- 1 tablespoon grated cheddar cheese, for garnishing
- chopped parsley, for garnishing
- Prepare the noodles per the package instructions to al dente. Drained and set aside.
- Heat up a skillet and add the butter and olive oil. Saute the garlic until slightly brown and aromatic. Toss in the noodles, stir to combine well. Add salt to taste.
- Turn off the heat and stir in the Parmesan cheese. Garnish with some Cheddar cheese and parsley. Serve immediately.
To add some Asian flair to the taste of the noodles, sometimes I add 1/2 tablespoon oyster sauce instead of salt to flavor the noodles.
Serving Size3 people
Amount Per Serving Calories 553Total Fat 29gSaturated Fat 13gUnsaturated Fat 0gCholesterol 51mgSodium 285mgCarbohydrates 58gFiber 3gSugar 2gProtein 14g