I make this all the time and just love it. Please adjust pepper to your tastes. Also, we serve with fresh grated Parmigiano Reggiano and a good crusty french bread.
- Cook pasta in boiling, well-salted water, following package directions to avoid overcooking.
- While pasta is cooking, heat olive oil over medium-low heat in a large skillet and add garlic, cooking gently until garlic is soft.
- Remove from heat and stir in crushed chile pepper.
- The moment the pasta is ready, drain, reserving about 1 cup of the cooking water, and add pasta to skillet.
- Toss with oil and garlic until well mixed, adding some of the cooking water if pasta seems too dry.
- Add parsley and toss again. Correct seasoning and serve immediately.
yum! I used about 1/2 lb spaghetti, 4 Tbs of olive oil and subbed 1/2 tsp dried oregano for the parsley as suggested by the recipe on my box of spaghetti. Such a quick and easy meal! Thanks!
I was always looking for a recipe that was close to Brio's Tuscan Grill. DH raves about their pasta - how it was so light, but still full of flavor. This is the closest that I have been able to find, and I know it would have turned out even better with fresh ingredients. I substituted with dried parsley & dried garlic, and even those were a little old. I served alongside Chicken Parmigiana, and it was delicious!
Fantastic and very easy recipe. It would make a perfect sidedish or a meatless meal. I made it for my lunch. There was just enough spice, due to the crushed red pepper, and the garlic was the perfect amt. I loved the colors the parsley and red pepper flakes added. Yummy!