Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 12 mins

I adopted this recipe from Zaar some time ago and finally got round to trying it myself. It's quick and simple and full of fresh flavours. I prefer using basil but the original recipe stated parsley so I left it here for you to choose. Try adding some sliced black olives, fried or marinated mushrooms or sun blush tomatoes at the end.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. To make spaghetti sauce, cook garlic in butter and olive oil over medium low heat just until the garlic is soft but not browned.
  2. Stir in the parsley or basil and cook for 2 minutes (stirring constantly) until the herbs are limp but still green.
  3. Pour sauce hot over cooked spaghetti, toss lightly to coat and top with parmesan cheese.
  4. Serve with french bread and extra Parmasan cheese at the table.
  5. This garlic sauce will cover 3/4-1 pound of spaghetti or other pasta.


Most Helpful

I cooked the garlic very slowly and it got very mellow and yummy. My favorite way to have pasta. Not a very good thing to cook for a date tho, lol. I added mushrooms the last time I made it, with great results.

riffraff April 02, 2002

Tomato sauce has its moments but it is usually way too thick (people add paste, no wonder). I usually add that by adding generous amounts of red wine. The other thing I add is a 1/2 can of artichoke hearts. Hmm. <br/><br/>They worked in this too. I also added salt, pepper and a little oregano. But what seemed to provide the most flavor to this was the Parmesan.

WoundedEgo March 02, 2014

My boyfriend hates tomatoes, so he doesn't typically like spaghetti. So I tried making this recipe instead. He loves greesy foods. So he loved this recipe. It is a very plain tasting. So what you should do to help it out is add a meat, and salt and pepper. It has alot of butter, so I would use less buter and less olive oil. I will be making this again.

xHaimarux November 13, 2012

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