Fried Garlic Pasta


This fried pasta is for garlic lovers! Tiny pieces of garlic are fried in olive oil, served over pasta, then topped with Parmesan cheese. Don't be scared by the amount of garlic used — it caramelizes and sweetens as it fries in olive oil. This scrumptious dish has become a favorite in my family, including my kids.

Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
30 mins


  • 1 pound angel hair pasta

  • 2 cups olive oil for frying

  • 2 bulbs garlic, peeled and diced

  • 1 cup grated Parmesan cheese


  1. Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Cook angel hair in boiling water, stirring occasionally, until tender yet firm to the bite, 4 to 5 minutes; drain.

  2. Heat olive oil in a saucepan over medium heat until a piece of garlic dropped into oil gently sizzles. Add remaining garlic; cook and stir until golden brown, 5 to 7 minutes. Remove fried garlic to a paper towel-lined plate using a slotted spoon and set aside; reserve garlic-infused olive oil.

  3. Place angel hair onto individual serving dishes and sprinkle with fried garlic. Drizzle with some of the garlic-infused olive oil and sprinkle with Parmesan cheese. Reserve any remaining garlic-infused olive oil for another use.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

364 Calories
13g Fat
48g Carbs
14g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 364
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 13g 17%
Saturated Fat 3g 17%
Cholesterol 12mg 4%
Sodium 361mg 16%
Total Carbohydrate 48g 17%
Dietary Fiber 3g 11%
Total Sugars 2g
Protein 14g
Vitamin C 6mg 29%
Calcium 182mg 14%
Iron 2mg 13%
Potassium 238mg 5%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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