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

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Recipe Summary

prep:
20 mins
cook:
8 mins
total:
28 mins
Servings:
6
Yield:
6 servings
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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Add pasta and cook for 8 to 10 minutes or until al dente; drain.

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  • Heat olive oil in a saucepan over medium heat until a piece of garlic dropped into the oil slowly bubbles. Add the garlic, and cook and stir until golden brown, 5 to 7 minutes. Remove garlic from the oil with a slotted spoon and set aside; reserve oil.

  • To serve, place the pasta onto individual serving dishes and sprinkle with fried garlic. Drizzle with a little of the frying oil and sprinkle with Parmesan cheese. Reserve remaining garlic-flavored oil for another use.

Nutrition Facts

364 calories; protein 14.3g 29% DV; carbohydrates 48.1g 16% DV; fat 13.2g 20% DV; cholesterol 11.7mg 4% DV; sodium 360.5mg 14% DV. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
08/24/2009
This was a tradition in our home. We call it Olio d'oliva e aglio. What my mom did was saute' bread crumbs in a pan and toss the pasta and garlic with this. We also do not separate the garlic from the oil we just toss it all together. Does make a good quick supper or snack. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
03/17/2009
I figured that I would try this recipe because my husband and I are big garlic lovers. However if I make this again I will only use one bulb of garlic because 2 bulbs just made it way to strong. My eyes are still watering and my nose is still running from eating this dish. Read More
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34 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 16
  • 4 star values: 14
  • 3 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 5 stars
08/24/2009
This was a tradition in our home. We call it Olio d'oliva e aglio. What my mom did was saute' bread crumbs in a pan and toss the pasta and garlic with this. We also do not separate the garlic from the oil we just toss it all together. Does make a good quick supper or snack. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
04/19/2010
I definitely don't use two cups of olive oil but I do use quite a bit as well as a good chunk of butter. When I make it for myself I just use half a bulb of garlic. I also add a medium tomato and LOTS of pepper! Basically this is a good recipe to build on. Don't be afraid of the garlic it doesn't even taste garlicky. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/14/2008
Really good as is and even better this is a perfect recipe to build on. I've used it and added all kinds of everything that I'm in the mood for then and there. Its really good for instance to add ham or bacon and/or peppers and so forth. Whatever you fancy. Thank you its a great Chameleon of a recipe. Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
03/16/2009
I figured that I would try this recipe because my husband and I are big garlic lovers. However if I make this again I will only use one bulb of garlic because 2 bulbs just made it way to strong. My eyes are still watering and my nose is still running from eating this dish. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/13/2008
very good for a side dish. served with chicken and pasta complimented it perfectly. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/20/2008
MMMMM.. SUCH a good recipe! I've made it for all my close fam & friends. I always add a little extra cheese though on it! And yes the garlic carmalizes into the PERFECT amount! I highly recommend this recipe!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/23/2009
Loved this & so easy! I halved the reciped for just the two of us. Added a little crushed red pepper basil and lemon juice right at the end. Love learning a new technique! Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
03/08/2010
I did not care for this recipe....followed the recipe to a tee and was so overbearing. I highly do NOT recommend this dish...even for garlic lovers. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/13/2010
I love this dish. I usually cut some grape tomatoes in half and saute them with the garlic and oil. Then I toss the mixture with the garlic and add the cheese. You can add customize this to your own tastes by adding different veggies and/or meats so yummy!! Read More
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