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Garlic Noodles with Pesto… It’s a Party In Your Mouth!

Posted by Kevin Vadala / garlicshaker.com on

Garlic noodles with pesto are a tremendous side dish worthy of any fine chicken (or tofu or shrimp). You can have it at any meal, regardless of the occasion. Thanksgiving you say? Just add some garlic noodles with pesto with that turkey? Forget the mashed potatoes (but not the  garlic mashed potatoes  - those are divine)! Garlic noodles with pesto are spicy, creamy, buttery, and herby all rolled (or tossed) into one side plate that will make others forget about the main course- so you better prepare, and have a lot. The great thing about garlic noodles with pesto is that they are as versatile as you want them to be. They can require only a quick simple preparation or you can get as involved and creative as you want!

For you chillax couch surfers out there, we will start with the simple garlic noodles with pesto. First you start your water boiling in preparation for your noodles. Then, mince the garlic not mice your garlic. After that, heat up some better and throw your garlic into the pan with the butter. Grab your pesto and put as much as you want into it. The portions of each ingredient really just depend how on garlicky and pesto-y you want your noodles to be, so it’s easy to eye-ball it! Let that heat for a while and remove your noodles from the boiling water and just mix together! Deeeee-lishUSSSSS!

Now for you chefs out there, let’s get into a creative space. First, heat up that water and add a dash of salt. This doesn’t really do much besides make the water boil a little bit faster, but it’ll give you the much needed confidence to conquer garlic noodles with pesto hard edition. Next, mix two cups flour and salt into a bowl and add eggs and water. Mix and roll into a ball until smooth, then roll the dough out jelly style. If you want some minced garlic in your noodles, add those as well! Cut into strips and throw them into the water with dramatic flair (like you would throw a Frisbee- bonus points if you make it in). While the noodles are cooking, make your homemade pesto. Have drink of wine! Dance a jig or run around in a flurry! We won’t tell!

Get two cups basil leaves, 2 cloves garlic, ¼ cup pine nuts, ⅔ cup olive oil, kosher salt, and then throw everything into the food processor and blend until smooth. Like before, heat up your butter, mince some more garlic and add it to it, then put the pesto into the pan. Before you let it cook too long, take out your homemade noodles and mix sauce and noodles into a pan. There you go! Master of the garlic noodles with pesto! We know you can sensei.

When you taste either chef noodle or lazy bachelor frog noodle, you will be impressed. The salty aroma of the garlic and the basil kissed pesto will titillate your senses like few other pasta sauces have ever intrigued you. Hurry up, and get to the kitchen. If you are feeling a little kinky, you can add some garlic chicken into the mix for an even tastier meal. But that is another story for next time… Stay tuned until next time. Or check out this bonus garlic noodle recipe.


In a large pot, bring water to a boil to cook the noodles according to the directions on the box (enough water to cover noodles, boil for approximately 5 minutes). While the pasta cooks, mince the garlic and chop the green onions. Melt the butter in a large skillet over medium heat. Once the butter is melted, add garlic and green onions. Sauté mixture until they are soft but not browned. While the pasta, garlic and onions are cooking, mix the oyster sauce, brown sugar, soy sauce and sesame oil in a bowl. When the pasta is done cooking, drain it in a colander. Remove skillet with sautéed garlic and green onions from heat. Add the drained pasta and oyster sauce mixture to the skillet and stir well to coat the pasta. If your pasta is stiff or sticky making it hard to stir, mix in a small amount (1/4 cup or less) of hot water to loosen them up.


  • 8 oz. (½ lb.) angel hair pasta
  • 4 Cloves minced garlic
  • ½ Bunch green onions
  • 1 Tbsp. butter
  • 2 Tsp soy sauce
  • 2 Tbsp. brown sugar
  • 1 Tsp sesame oil
  • 2 Tbsp. oyster sauce

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