Spaghetti with Olive Oil and Garlic

Spaghetti with Olive Oil and Garlic

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Spaghetti with Olive Oil and Garlic

Spaghetti with Olive Oil and Garlic

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Servings 6


  • 1 box (16 ounces) Spaghetti - cooked al dente
  • 1/2 cup Olive oil
  • 3 to 5 cloves Garlic, minced or 1 tablespoon minced garlic from jar
  • 1/2 to 1 tsp Red pepper flakes - optional
  • 1/4 cup Chopped Italian parsley or 1 tbsp dried parsley
  • 1/4 cup Grated Parmesan cheese - plus extra for sprinkling on top


  • In a large sauté pan, heat olive oil over medium heat.
  • Add the garlic and sauté for about 30 seconds, stirring constantly.
  • Add the red pepper flakes and sauté for another few seconds.
  • Add spaghetti and toss it in oil.  
  • Cook pasta for 1 to 2 minutes or until warm.
  • Add parsley and Parmesan cheese and toss with pasta.
  • Serve hot with extra Parmesan cheese on top.



Calories: 316kcal | Carbohydrates: 58g | Protein: 11g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 4mg | Sodium: 257mg | Potassium: 203mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 340IU | Vitamin C: 4mg | Calcium: 65mg | Iron: 1mg

This website provides approximate nutrition information for convenience and as a courtesy only. Nutrition data is gathered primarily from the USDA Food Composition Database, whenever available, or otherwise other online calculators.

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  1. Lisa Lane says:

    Saw you making this on channel 9 and had to try it. AWESOME!! I added some shrimp and scallops and a few halved cherry tomatoes. Excellent dinner and quick!

  2. Lori Mueller says:

    I make something like that but I also add chopped up seeded fresh tomatoes and fresh mozzarella balls before serving.

    1. Amy Hanten says:

      That sounds wonderful! It would be great added to this dish! Thanks! -Amy