Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 10 mins

First EVERY ingredient in this recipe is done to taste. The ingredients are just an estimate. When it's done right it hits the spot. I would say the first 2 times you make it won't be the best of the recipe, third time is a charm. Do not cut back on the salt! I can not say this enough. If you do the dish will lack that certain something.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Cook the pasta according to package directions. Once the pasta is cooked and drained add enough olive oil to just coat the pasta.
  2. Add 2/3 of the garlic and parmesan. Add a small amount of pepper and a healthy dose of salt.
  3. Taste.
  4. Begin adding the rest of the ingredients as your taste desires.


Most Helpful

This was very good, but it was not substantial enough for a main dish. I will make this again, but I will add broccoli (as mentioned by another reviewer) to make it more filling. With that said, I have to add that the amount of parmesan and garlic, as written in the recipe, were just perfect for my family's tastebuds. I did not cut back on the salt, because I agree with the recipe introduction that it is the salt that keeps the entire taste experience on track.

NorthwestGal July 22, 2009

This is a wonderful start for Garlic Pasta. You are right that one needs to adjust for their own preference in flavors. I add more Parmesan (I use about 3/4 cup) and 2 tablespoons butter. The second time I made this, I melted the butter with the olive oil in a small skillet and sauteed the garlic before tossing it with the pasta, cheese, salt and pepper. Man-o-man, the flavors really "popped" and every bit got gobbled up. Next time I make this, I will experiment by adding broccoli to the pasta about 1/2 way through cooking. It should be done at the same time as the pasta.

mom24boys January 11, 2009

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