Spaghetti With Garlic and Oil

"This is an old family favorite, my great Aunt use to make this for us on Friday."
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Ready In:
6 cups




  • Cook linguine in boiling salted water until tender, drain, reserving 1 c water for sauce and keep warm.
  • In a small saucepan heat oil, add minced garlic, red pepper, parsley, and salt and pepper cook over low flame until garlic is lightly browned. Remove from heat carefully add water, return to heat and simmer 2 minutes.
  • Pour sauce over cooked linguine, toss with cheese and serve.

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  1. I made this as a side dish to go with some chicken. Really simple and good. Congrats again on your football win!
  2. This is a great quick, easy and inexpensive meal! I scaled to one serving, and used whole wheat linguini. I've never made a "sauce" quite like this before but it really worked - the garlic, crushed red pepper and cheese were a great light combo. Thanks for posting the recipe!
  3. This is a great quick meal. A different twist to the usual garlic spaghetti. I scaled this down to one serving, other than that made as written. Next time I will add some white wine to up the flavor. Thanks for posting this recipe. Made for FOOTBALL POOL 2011 - Week 3
  4. Made for your Football Pool win, I chose this recipe because of its emphasis on garlic, simplicity & versatility. I admit to using more garlic than suggested & it was certainly a tasty easy-fix, but its versatility won my affection. This dish works as a lunch entree if combined w/a salad, a side dish to a meat entree & can be expanded to a main-course w/the addition of a variety of other ingredients including diced tomato, black olives, shrimp or bacon. Congrats on your Football Pool win & thx for sharing this recipe w/us. :-)
  5. Made for an early lunch yesterday, and boy was this GOOD!! Other than adding a little more cheese than what was called for, and adding a wee pit parmesan cheese made as posted. We all enjopyed very much. Made for Football Pool.


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