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By: Laura Moss on June 21, 2011, 7:44 a.m.
bowtie pasta with peppers and cheese

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Red Pepper Pasta

Spice up bland noodles with this quick and easy recipe.
Red Pepper Pasta


  • 1 pound pasta
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon crushed red pepper
  • 2 Tablespoons parsley flakes
  • 1/4 cupparmesan cheese
  1. At home: Pack garlic powder, red pepper, parsley and shredded cheese in a locking plastic bag. Put olive oil in a leak-proof container.
  2. On the trail: Boil and drain pasta and then stir in remaining ingredients.

Serves 2-4