A tasty spaghetti with olive oil instead of the traditional tomato sauce. This is great with bread topped with the olive oil sauce and Provolone cheese that's been toasted in the oven.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
10 mins
cook:
20 mins
total:
30 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 lightly salted water to a boil. Stir 1/4 cup olive oil and basil into water. Cook spaghetti in the boiling water, stirring occasionally, until cooked through but firm to the bite, about 12 minutes. Drain and return to pot.

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  • Heat remaining olive oil in a small pot over medium heat. Cook and stir onion, garlic, thyme, and sea salt in hot oil until fragrant and softened, 8 to 10 minutes. Pour olive mixture over spaghetti and stir.

Nutrition:

The nutrition data for this recipe includes the full amount of the olive oil. The actual amount of olive oil consumed will vary.

Nutrition Facts

584 calories; protein 8.1g 16% DV; carbohydrates 45.6g 15% DV; fat 41.4g 64% DV; cholesterolmg; sodium 886.2mg 35% DV. Full Nutrition

Reviews (3)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
09/01/2016
Very delicious. I gave it a 4 because everything can always be improved. I'm going to add mushrooms next time. Fresh parmesan cheese was a nice compliment. Thanx!!! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
03/14/2016
The flavor is okay but would definitely be better with fresh herbs. My problem Is that there was way way too much oil. I wish I had followed what I know instead of the recipe. The noodles were dripping oil. Very unappetizing. The oil can be reduced by 1/2. A Tablespoon or less in the water and 1/4 to 1/3 cup over the noodles would be so much better. Read More
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3 Ratings
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  • 4 star values: 1
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 2 stars
03/14/2016
The flavor is okay but would definitely be better with fresh herbs. My problem Is that there was way way too much oil. I wish I had followed what I know instead of the recipe. The noodles were dripping oil. Very unappetizing. The oil can be reduced by 1/2. A Tablespoon or less in the water and 1/4 to 1/3 cup over the noodles would be so much better. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
09/01/2016
Very delicious. I gave it a 4 because everything can always be improved. I'm going to add mushrooms next time. Fresh parmesan cheese was a nice compliment. Thanx!!! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
01/20/2020
This wasn't bad just way too much oil. Some people like that sort of thing though. Thanks for the recipe! You never need to put oil in pasta water - that is a myth and added calories. The oil sits on top of the water doing absolutely nothing regarding the noodles sticking together or not. As long as you have a big pan of water salted to taste like the sea all you have to do is stir your pasta occasionally. Pasta sticks b/c there isn't enough water in your pan and/or you don't stir it. Stir it as soon as you put it in the water and then a few more times till it is done. Read More
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