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.
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.
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.
I agree with a previous post about the lack of flavor. I had a feeling that'd happen so adding a very small amount of salt helps. Also what I did was I chopped some pepperoni and added it to the garlic as it was cooking. This really did the trick and gets the taste buds going, I like to try different things with recipes.
This was just ok for me.. I thought it was going to be more flavourful then it was so I was a bit disappointed. I used 3/4 box speghetti and tons of parmesan to give it more flavour. It was really easy to whip up but I don't think this is a keeper for me.
This was amazingly good! My family does not like spaghetti... especially DH and myself. But all of us loved this! I'm so happy to find this, I've always mourned having this cheap dish and now I can serve it!
Simple to whip together and great flavors. I used fresh Italian parsley instead of basil, and Asiago cheese instead of Parmesan (personal preference). I also added mushrooms while sauteeing the garlic. Next time I may add some diced tomatoes at the very end right before serving, for a beautiful burst of color. I served this alongside Pork Chops w/ Mushroom Madeira Sauce (from the Food Network). It went well together! Thanks for posting!
this is so scrumptious!! my only changes/additions were to use angel hair pasta, flat-leaf parsley and added salt and pepper. great side for italian dishes, i paired this with stuffed bell peppers! thanks for a great recipe, sylvie!
My children really love pasta and ask for it often, and since it's such a kid pleaser we have it at least twice a week, and sometimes for lunch! I don't add the basil for the kids. A keeper at our house!