This is a quick recipe. Good, too! The main ingredients are oil and butter,the garlic and crushed red pepper flakes enhance the flavors.

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Ingredients

8
Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified

Directions

  • In a large pot with boiling salted water cook spaghetti pasta until al dente. Drain.

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  • Meanwhile, in a large skillet over low heat saute garlic, parsley, and red pepper flakes with olive oil . Cook until garlic turns golden in color, about 10 to 15 minutes.

  • Toss pasta with garlic mixture and butter or margarine. Serve warm.

Nutrition Facts

323 calories; 13.4 g total fat; 15 mg cholesterol; 46 mg sodium. 42.8 g carbohydrates; 7.6 g protein; Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
10/06/2011
With the exception of the cayenne pepper this is the traditional pasta with garlic and olive oil I grew up with in my Italian family. If anything we add a bit of crushed red pepper flakes to taste but it is just as traditional and tasty without. This is the Italian version of buttered noodles--and it's darn good. Also delicious with a sprinkle of grated fresh Parmesan or Romano cheese. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
07/17/2012
Seriously I didn't think this was that good. I have had this made by my Italian Uncle and it was outstanding. I won't be making again. Read More
(13)
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  • 2 star values: 7
  • 1 star values: 6
Rating: 5 stars
10/06/2011
With the exception of the cayenne pepper this is the traditional pasta with garlic and olive oil I grew up with in my Italian family. If anything we add a bit of crushed red pepper flakes to taste but it is just as traditional and tasty without. This is the Italian version of buttered noodles--and it's darn good. Also delicious with a sprinkle of grated fresh Parmesan or Romano cheese. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/06/2011
With the exception of the cayenne pepper this is the traditional pasta with garlic and olive oil I grew up with in my Italian family. If anything we add a bit of crushed red pepper flakes to taste but it is just as traditional and tasty without. This is the Italian version of buttered noodles--and it's darn good. Also delicious with a sprinkle of grated fresh Parmesan or Romano cheese. Read More
(241)
Rating: 5 stars
07/23/2007
Now THIS is the way to do Olio;) The only thing I changed is using whole cloves of garlic rather than chopped garlic - it is more "traditional" that way. As for cooking the garlic for 10-15 minutes - you are normally supposed to discard the (whole clove of) garlic after you have cooked it in the oil. The reason for doing this is that the oil becomes infused with the garlic flavour... However since this version uses chopped garlic instead of whole cloves - I would cook it for 3-5 minutes instead. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/07/2003
Not a good kid recipe because of the spicy red pepper flakes (but omit them and the kids will eat this up). I've added quartered canned artichokes and black olives. Also try shaped pasta adds a little excitement to the meal. Very delicious!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/13/2010
This is a great side dish but frankly I could eat it as a main dish all by itself because it's just that good. I topped it with a bit of parmesan and it was perfect! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/18/2008
AMAZING recipe!! My husband and I enjoyed this dish. It was easy to cook with the time crunch I was in and the spices gave it the "kick" I like in sauces. DON'T change a thing!! It's very good and if you use the right pasta it's healthy as well. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/02/2008
This was fantastic! I however added a lot more garlic than the recipe called for. I also added a handfull of whole garlic cloves. It took about 7 minutes longer to cook with the whole garlic cloves. Next time i make this i will also try to add some fresh steamed veggies to the mix! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/28/2007
I loved it! I added extra garlic and sprinkled grated parmesan cheese on top. Yum! I served it with broccoli which was very good with it. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/04/2008
This recipe is soooooo yummy. Its especially great for a light lunch. Its so quick and easy it has quickly become one of my favorites. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
08/14/2003
I really liked this dish. I will make it a lot when it is just me for dinner since it is so easy to adjust for just one person. My husband didn't care for it but he can't stand not having meat for dinner. The taste is really very mild and subtle. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
07/17/2012
Seriously I didn't think this was that good. I have had this made by my Italian Uncle and it was outstanding. I won't be making again. Read More
(13)