Today as part of the #StarOliveOil Social Bias sponsored campaign, I am sharing a delicious recipe that you can make after a long day of work, quick and easy.
One of my son-in-laws is famous for making an amazing Spaghetti con crema y queso that is so delicious, but that is also incredibly fattening. I took this opportunity to work with Star Olive Oil, to make a less sinful version of his famous spaghetti. The star of today's recipe is Star Butter flavored Olive Oil, which I found in the baking section at Walmart. I love olive oil for daily cooking, especially for dressings, but I had never seen a butter flavored version of it. This was really a great find and I have found plenty of uses for it in my cooking and especially baking.
It's easy to use Star Butter Flavored Olive Oil in recipes because they have attached a conversion chart to their bottles. While you get that same buttery flavor, you also get the heart health benefits of olive oil. We're all struggling with too much saturated fats, sodium and cholesterol in our diets, and this is an easy way to cut back on some of it. I'm totally not a health freak at all, but if I can make something with olive oil versus butter, then I am all for it.
Spaghetti Blanco (serves 4)
Salt: 2 tablespoons
Spaghetti: 1/2 box of Barilla
Milk: 1/2 cup
Sour Cream: 1/2 cup
Star Butter Oilve Oil: 1/4 cup
Queso Cotija: A nice portion of cheese for shredding over finished dish
Directions: Cook you spaghetti the normal way. Once you have drained add the milk and buttered flavored oil and cook for 10 minutes. Right before taking off the heat add sour cream and stir generously. I topped with my favorite cheese, Cotija, which is salty and delicious and gives it an authentic Mexican flavor. You can use regular parmesan if you like. Serve hot.
I had a long day at Sammy's doctors yesterday and it was so nice to be able to get home and make this dinner for the three of us quickly and easily. If you happen to have a picky child like I do, you can just make your spaghetti with Star butter oil and some parmesan on top. Spaghetti with butter has always been one of her favorites and it's so easy to make with Star Butter Flavored Oil.
If you have not yet tried Star Butter Flavored Oi, you can find it next to the other Star Olive Oils. You can also enter their current giveaway on the Star Fine Foods FaceBook page. 10 winners will win a bottle of Butter oil. For many more Star Butter Oil recipes you must check out the Pinterest board below. Just don't check it out when you are hungry because there is some seriously delicious stuff there.