Trader Joe's Garlicky Pasta bag.
Trader Joe's Garlicky Pasta Is The Ideal Base For Creative Noodle Dishes
By Heather Newman
Trader Joe's Garlicky Pasta is a superb base for many homemade meals. The spaghetti-like noodles are bathed in a "creamy, umami garlic sauce" and found in the refrigerated section.
Butter and garlic are prominent in the noodles, but there are some more interesting flavors in the mix, including fish and oyster sauce, as well as Pecorino Romano cheese.
The addition of savory fish sauces makes them reminiscent of Vietnamese garlic noodles, and adding crab meat, shrimp, or even salty roe can boost the Asian-inspired notes.
The rich umami taste makes these noodles perfect for other Asian-inspired flavors. Diced green onion, soy sauce, and steamed bok choy can amp up the base pasta.
Adding stir-fried vegetables like carrots, broccoli, and string beans offers a vegetable-focused option that is still rich and savory.
The quickest way to heighten the dish is to add more high-quality butter, garlic, and pecorino or parmesan. Roasted red peppers and sundried tomatoes give it some color, too.