Simple Garlic Pasta

READY IN: 13mins
Recipe by LadyBell

This is a very quick and easy recipe for bow-tie pasta that's perfect for lunch

Top Review by RepoGuysWife

My Italian sister-in-law who doesn't like to cook taught me this recipe years ago. It is now a staple in our house. and yes it must be with bow-ties! Hubby would eat it once a week if I let him. I actually take the time to slice my garlic very thin to cook in the oil. When the garlic is brown I scoop them out with a spoon and serve on the side for him. He loves the little chewy brown pieces of garlic mixed in with his pasta. I don't, but will sometimes throw dried red pepper flakes on mine. Once in a while we will drop fresh broccolli in the water with the pasta also. Yummy!!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Boil water, add pasta to cook.
  2. Pour olive oil into a heated pan.
  3. When oil is hot, add chopped garlic and sauté.
  4. When pasta is finished, drain and pour into a large bowl. Add olive oil and garlic, and toss until pasta is coated.
  5. Tear basil leaves into small pieces and sprinkle over pasta; mix.
  6. Grate cheese over top.
  7. Salt and pepper to taste.

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