Olive Oil, Garlic and Crushed Red Pepper Sauce

Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 5 mins

For pasta from Real Simple magazine, May, 2007. Haven't made this yet. You can upgrade this dish with sausage and red bell pepper. Just heat 1 tbsp. olive oil over medium-high heat. Add l lb. Italian sausage with the back of a wooden spoon, until it's browned and cooked through, about 10 minutes. Add 1 large bell pepper (cut into 1/2 pieces) and cook, stirring occasionally, until tender, 3-4 minutes. Add to the pasta with olive oil, garlic, and crushed red pepper and toss to combine.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Cook the pasta according to directions.
  2. Heat the oil in a large saucepan over medium heat. Add the garlic and cook, stirring, for 30 seconds, making sure it doesn't brown.
  3. Add pasta water, red pepper flakes, salt and parsley and bring to a boil.
  4. Toss with the cooked pasta.
Most Helpful

I used this over pasta.Which was very pretty. My husband and I liked it. If I was to do it again and I probably will I'll only use half the amount of peppers, it was a little hotter than I thought it would be. I also used a bit less parsley than called for.

Chef Mrs Herriges June 28, 2010

I had leftover meatballs from http://www.recipezaar.com/117658 and didn't feel like having it with a tomato based sauce again. So I made this and it was yummy! I LOVE garlic and reduced the amount of EVOO by 1/4 cup and added a splash of white wine instead just because. :) Thanks for posting Oolala!

SocaliJL August 18, 2008

i could eat this every nite of the week and never tire of it. excellent; quick, easy and healthy too. served over organic bowtie noodles. i made two batches; one for myself with the hot peppers and one without for my daughter. she wanted broccoli added to hers so i did and both were super. thanks for sharing.

jennifer in new jersey July 24, 2007