Lightened-Up Cheesy Garlic Noodles

Lightened-Up Cheesy Garlic Noodles

Guess who got an A+ in productivity today? THIS GIRL. I’ve been up and running and knocking things off my to-do list left and right. POW POW.

I got up and did a few bloggy things over a homemade latte, went on a gorgeous 3 mile run at the beach, picked up some props for my photos from Michael’s, went to the grocery store, started typing up the newest income report, unsuccessfully made homemade banana chips (womp womp womp), but countered that failure with a big success: Lightened-Up Cheesy Garlic Noodles.

I also ate a copious amount of homemade pie and turned my brain into boogers with all the Keeping Up with the Kardashians I’ve been watching. So there’s that as well :shock: .

So anyways, I’m eating these noodles in front of the tv and am getting a little too wrapped up in Khloe’s love life. In this episode, her sisters secretly set up a profile for her on an online dating site and are setting her up with some randoms. That’s the way to true love, my friends.

Lightened-Up Cheesy Garlic Noodles

I think I’m developing a Netflix problem. Since I can get a ton of series instantly, I’ve been binge watching like no other. I’ve learned that if I want to get anything done at all, I need to completely shut off the tv. I try to convince myself that I will reply to emails and type up lab reports after juuust one more show, but Netflix automatically plays the next episode for you unless you click out after a few seconds. And once another episode starts, it’s like rude or something to turn it off. Right?

Mindless reality tv also lends itself to mindless eating and, looking down at the pot (who uses actual plates these days…pshh) I’m already halfway through the entire batch. WOOPS. But can you blame me?! Cheese yummyness. Garlic. GAH. It’s so simple and comes together in just 20 minutes, yet I could eat it all day err’day. I want to swim in a pool of cheesy garlic noodles.

And by swim I mean eat my way through it.

So here’s to a super easy, super speedy, super delicious dinner or lunch that just happens to be on the lighter side as well in terms of calories. WOO!

Lightened-Up Cheesy Garlic Noodles

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Lightened-Up Cheesy Garlic Noodles
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 4 cloves garlic, diced
  • ¾ cup milk (I used skim)
  • 2 tbsp flour
  • ⅓ cup parmesan cheese
  • ¼ cup part-skim mozzarella cheese
  • 8 oz pasta noodles of choice
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • fresh basil
  1. Cook the noodles to al dente according to the package.
  2. In a medium-sized saucepan, heat the olive oil. Add in the diced garlic and cook for a minute or so until the garlic is fragrant. Add in the milk and whisk in the flour so that no clumps remain. Stir in the cheeses.
  3. Stir in the pasta noodles and season with plenty of salt and pepper to taste. Top with fresh basil if desired!
*Be sure to add in plenty of salt- it makes all the difference!
Nutrition Information
Serving size: ¼th recipe Calories: 315 Fat: 8.5g Saturated fat: 2.5g Carbohydrates: 43.7h Sodium: 180mg Protein: 16.2g Cholesterol: 9.4mg


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  1. says

    Oh gosh I love reality TV/Netflix a little too much. I definitely can’t do blog things while either are on, though, or I will notttt getting anything done. These noodles look/sound delicious!
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