Bachelor's Pasta

In all these years that I have been blogging I have never blogged a recipe that Grumpy made.  Mainly because Grumpy basically hasn’t made anything except boil from the bag cheese ravioli or ground beef mixed with Prego pasta sauce since we have been together.  Oh, he will heat up a can of soup or grill a couple of cheese sandwiches, and will even make boxed Velveeta Shells & Cheese….but don’t hold your breath waiting for much more than that!

Last evening Grumpy was aggravating me by sitting in his chair while I was working around the house and getting ready to cook dinner.  He was not happy I was going to make a quiche for our dinner (even though I reminded him that he liked the broccoli quiche I made ages ago – he just has CRS and insisted he couldn’t have).   Since the quiche had no meat in it I asked him to go grab a hotdog from the freezer to go with so he could have his meat….and guess what?  Grumpy said he was going to make his Bachelor’s Pasta dish instead.  Granted, I ended up having somewhat of a hand in it by adding fresh garlic to the butter, but other than that, Grumpy made it his way and by golly, it turned out delicious!  We decided that I would have to share his recipe with you….so today you are getting a very rare and special treat…a dish cooked by Grumpy himself!  Oh, and Katrina, there is just no way I would ban you from his recipe like he said I had to.  😉  See, I love you enough to rebel from Grumpy telling me what I can and can’t do for my buddies!  lol

Bachelor's Pasta

To top all of that off, I am submitting Grumpy’s recipe to one of my very favorite events, Presto Pasta Nights.  This week PPN is being hosted by Simona of Briciole.  To join in with the rest of us pasta lovers, you can submit your post to Simona by this Thursday, April 26th.  She will have a round up of all submissions on her blog on Friday, April 27th.  The guidelines for submission can be found on the Presto Pasta Night’s website.  Ruth is also looking for volunteers to host a week of PPN so if you haven’t hosted before and think you might like to, please make sure to let Ruth know!

Before I leave you with the recipe, I will leave you with this Instagram photo I grabbed of Grumpy one night when he was “cooking” his Velveeta Shells & Cheese.  😉  You can see how happy he was to be cooking!

Bachelor's Pasta
A-hem, that is NOT an Al Bundy hand….LOL (rolling eyes)


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Bachelor’s Pasta
What Grumpy used to cook for himself when he was single, very basic and very delicious….however I did have him add some garlic to the mix to give it more of a flavor boost.   Great side dish!!
  • 1/2 lb dry pasta, your favorite shape, cooked until al dente
  • 4 tablespoons salted butter
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/3 cup dried parmigian cheese
  • 1 tablespoon dried parsley flakes
Cook pasta according to package until al dente.  Drain.  Set aside.In a large skillet, melt butter and add fresh minced garlic cloves.  Cook for about 1 minute and remove butter from heat.  Add pasta to butter and toss with cheese.  Garnish with parsley flakes.

Prep time: 5 mins Cook time: 8 mins Total time: 13 mins Yield: 4 Servings

Other pasta dishes you may like to try:
Our Life Tastes Good:  Delicious Beef Stroganoff
Flavor Mosiac:  Buffalo Chicken Stuffed Shells
Renee’s Kitchen Adventures:  Easy Cheesy Pasta Bowl for One
Kim’s Cooking Now:  Easy Weeknight Dinner Pasta

About the Author: Shelby Law Ruttan

Shelby is the author/owner of Grumpy's Honeybunch. Established in 2007, she shares and preserves family recipes as well as recipes for cooking light and keto. She is an experienced, self-taught home cook who loves to share recipes with others. You can see her work on websites such as Veal Made Easy, Parade, Community Table, SoFab Food, Yummly, and FoodGawker.


  1. Coleens Recipes April 23, 2012 at 9:11 am - Reply

    Way to go Grumpy!! I wish my picky-picky husband would at least TRY to cook something. The other day my picky-picky husband asked where I kept the pizza pans (they've been in the same cupboard for 34 years!!) that should tell you he's not very "familiar" with the kitchen…haha.

  2. Ruth Daniels April 23, 2012 at 11:50 am - Reply

    I always say "simple is best". Thanks Grumpy for a perfect dish and for letting HoneyB share with Presto Pasta Nights.

  3. honeyb April 23, 2012 at 12:29 pm - Reply

    Thanks for letting me in! And well, the dish is awfully close to mac-n-cheese. Except that my husband hates mac-n-cheese, but he'd eat this. He'd definitely have to have some kind of slab of meat with it though! Way to go, Grumpy!

  4. Peggy Clyde April 23, 2012 at 2:55 pm - Reply

    Sounds like we have husbands who need to learn to cook more. I would give anything to have mine help in the kitchen. Thanks for sharing a recipe for husbands to cook!!

  5. From Valeries Kitchen April 23, 2012 at 7:16 pm - Reply

    Gotta love a man in the kitchen!

  6. Nupur April 23, 2012 at 8:04 pm - Reply

    Ha ha .. and we start the same complaint again 😉 My husband only cooks non-veg since I am a pure vegetarian person and dont even touches Non-veg.. So much for the love of good food.. 🙂

  7. Michelle @ delishiono April 24, 2012 at 12:17 am - Reply

    HAHA! Love the look on Grumpy's face. Looks like some bachelor guys share a brain — I have an avowed bachelor friend who enjoys the same combination of parmesan, pasta and butter.

  8. Linda April 24, 2012 at 12:08 pm - Reply

    Oh my, men must all come from the same place – that is exactly the recipe my hubby uses when he makes what he calls simply "pasta", except he uses angel hair pasta so it won't take long to cook! LOL! I think it's a great recipe. 🙂

  9. Simona April 26, 2012 at 6:05 am - Reply

    Bravo Grumpy! and thank you, Shelby for sharing this with us. Pasta with butter and parmigiano is a simple, comforting dish beloved by all. A nice contribution to Presto Pasta Nights.

  10. bellini April 26, 2012 at 2:10 pm - Reply

    Not all men love to cook, but with some prodding I am sure Grumpy would enjoy being in the kitchen. This may be the start of a spree of blogs by the creative Grumpy.

  11. culinary vacation July 20, 2012 at 6:23 am - Reply

    These are really great especially after a hard days work. Thank you very much.

  12. Katrina May 5, 2016 at 9:46 pm - Reply

    Ha, that face he’s got in that picture. Priceless. Classic. And yes, sorry I missed this 4 years ago. I remember that he had a pasta that you posted on your blog. Not sure why I didn’t comment. But way to go, Grump!

  13. Miriah October 14, 2019 at 8:20 pm - Reply


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