Pasta with Olive Oil And Garlic

Total Time
Prep 0 mins
Cook 20 mins

This is a fast & economical dish. It is very good. Even when my children & grandchildren were small, they all loved it!! It's an Italian dish that has been around for a very long time.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Bring a large pot of water to a brisk boil.
  2. Add salt.
  3. Add the spaghetti, following directions on the box.
  4. Meanwhile, heat the oil in a small pan.
  5. Slice the garlic thinly and add it to the oil.
  6. remove the pan from the heat when the garlic turns a pale golden color (do not brown the garlic).
  7. Add the parsley, salt and pepper.
  8. Reserve 1/2-3/4 cup pasta water.
  9. Drain pasta & stir in the oil.
  10. Add the water if you think the mixture is too dry.
Most Helpful

This is very good. I added some parmesan and tabasco to taste.

A.M. Collins June 12, 2001

what a great recipe. I can use it as a main dish or as a side dish with breaded cutlets.

Sandy Piche March 19, 2001

Wonderful, I did add the parm cheese and fresh tomatoes. I think that next time we will add some chicken.

Devin71 April 12, 2010