Thin spaghetti tossed with garlic, olive oil, red pepper flakes and grated cheese makes a quick and easy weeknight meal.

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prep:
5 mins
cook:
16 mins
total:
21 mins
Servings:
4
Yield:
4 servings
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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Bring a large pot of water to a boil.

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  • Heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add garlic, parsley and red pepper flakes; saute 2 to 3 minutes.

  • Cook Plus® Thin Spaghetti according to package directions.

  • Drain pasta, reserving 1/2 cup pasta water. Immediately add hot pasta to skillet. Stir in reserved pasta cooking water. Mix well. Add cheese and toss lightly.

  • Transfer to a serving platter or bowl.

Nutrition Facts

621 calories; protein 22.5g; carbohydrates 78.3g; fat 24.2g; cholesterol 4.4mg; sodium 130.3mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (61)

Rating: 5 stars
07/14/2014
There are times when simple is best, and that's the case with this recipe. My hubby (who's a dedicated carnivore) didn't even complain that there was no meat in this. We both thoroughly enjoyed this for lunch today. To give this a little punch of flavor, I sauteed the garlic in extra virgin oil with chili, keeping the red pepper flakes as well, and mixed in the chopped parsley at the end to retain its bright green color. We actually prefer the bold taste of pecorino romano over parmigiano reggiano, so that was a sub I made. Photo doesn't show this, but it was served with shaved romano on the top. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/03/2014
This is a great lunch or dinner on a day you're running late. I served it with a green salad and homemade Italian bread. I wasn't sure how the 4 yr old would like the red pepper but he didn't seem to notice it. I have been making this for years but this was the first time I added the red pepper and I must say it bumps this up from pretty good to yummy? Thanks! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
07/23/2014
This great side dish is made from pantry staples, and it is a nice change from potatoes. It certainly livened up our leftover chicken, and it was a snap to put together. I used half a box of spaghetti, but kept everything else the same, adding only a tablespoon of clarified butter after I threw it all together. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/01/2014
DELICIOUS! Growing up in an Italian household (and not a lot of money), this was something that we enjoyed often. I minced my garlic, but that was my only change. Simple to make and with ingredients that most of us always have on hand. This will continue to be a staple for my family~YUM! Thanks for sharing. :) Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/29/2014
This recipe is pretty much the way my Italian MIL taught me to make it. I used fresh parsley and a bit of basil from my garden and my garlic I preferred minced. Quick and simple and so delicious!?#?AllstarsBarilla? Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
07/10/2014
This recipe made a huge amount. Thought the flavor was ok. Needed a little something more. Added a bit more cheese after it cooled more. That seemed to help. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/27/2014
This is a perfect simple dish! This makes for a great side dish for grilled chicken or pair with a nice salad for a complete meal. A classic that will always be in my dinner rotation! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/03/2014
Thank you Barilla for this amazing pasta recipe! I minced the garlic but other than that I followed this recipe to the T...it was outstanding! I served it with a side of grilled wasabi and toasted sesame seed shrimp! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
09/26/2014
the recipe was quite nice and light, will make again but adding a bit of bacon and/or a sautéed veggie with it. Read More
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