Spaghetti with olive oil and garlic

Spaghetti with Olive Oil & Garlic

Spaghetti with Olive Oil & Garlic

Be careful because garlic can burn easily and turn bitter, which is why I start the oil and garlic together so it heats up slowly. - Jenny Jones

Prep Time: 2 minutes

Cook Time: 10 minutes

Total Time: 12 minutes

Makes: 2 servings

Spaghetti with Olive Oil & Garlic


  • 4 ounces spaghetti
  • 2 Tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 cloves of garlic, crushed

  • 2 Tablespoons chopped parsley
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • pepper to taste
  • 1 Tablespoon Parmesan cheese (optional)


  1. Cook pasta according to directions.
  2. Meantime, place oil and garlic in a large pan.
  3. Heat slowly over low heat, stirring until garlic turns pale gold, about 5 minutes. Remove immediately from heat. Do not brown.
  4. Drain spaghetti, reserving 1/2 cup pasta water.
  5. Stir spaghetti into oil & garlic along with parsley, salt & pepper.
  6. If it's dry, moisten with extra olive oil or a little pasta water.
  7. Top with Parmesan if you like.

4 Comments on "Spaghetti with Olive Oil & Garlic"

  1. Dj

    I enjoyed the dish, I used Wegmans organic basting oil with the 2 cloves of garlic,and added black olives and fresh shredded Parmesan cheese.
    Glass of Wine
    Bon Appetit

  2. Dix

    For a quick Pasta, I cook pasta, place drained pasta in a bowl. I then add olive oil,to taste . I then add raw garlic to taste. I then add dried..parsley (crumbled by hand). I mix completely. I then add shaved parmean cheese on top , stir again. I then add crushed red hot peppers on top. Eat&enjoy!


    cn you figure out how to? years ago a friend used to make a 3 cheese, white wine, mushroom spaghetti sauce. It was fantastic but I can’t remember the proportions. All I can remember is you had to be ready to put it over the noodles quickly or it would gloop up.

  4. Chef Steve

    Your dish is a version of the Sicilian “Pasta con olio, aglio, e peperoncino!” (pasta (any kind) with olive oil, garlic, and red pepper flakes). I suggest adding a Tbsp of pasta water to loosen it. Top with Parmesan/Romano cheese!
    You can expand the dish using capers, ricotta cheese, or any veggie! Thx

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