Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 10 mins

A really simple, really fast, inexpensive dish.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 1 lb spaghetti
  • 12 cup olive oil (or use a combination of oil and butter)
  • 1 tablespoon garlic powder (or 3-4 cloves of chopped, fresh garlic)
  • 12 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon italian seasoning (or use 2-3 tb of chopped, fresh basil, parsley, oregano and thyme)
  • salt


  1. Boil the pasta al-dente, drain and place in a large bowl.
  2. Mix all other ingredients in a small bowl, add to pasta.
  3. adjust seasonings and oil to taste.
  4. serve with parmesian cheese and bread.
Most Helpful

Excellent recipe. For personal taste, I crumbled Feta cheese into the dressing and, for a change of pace, served it over whole wheat pasta. I found the Italian seasoning to be a smidgen strong, so next time I will reduce it just a little.

Mille® December 10, 2001

Outstanding! I used all butter, about 6 cloves of fresh garlic, and spinach fettucine. Okay, so it wasn't all white spaghetti, but it was delicious!

Mirj January 07, 2002

Steve, this is a great recipe. I used 5 cloves of fresh garlic, but I used a little less than a Tbsp. of the Italian seasoning, and some grated fresh Parmesan. It was superb! Thanks for sharing this wonderful recipe.

Miss Annie July 23, 2002