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Spaghetti Olio

Rated as 4.53 out of 5 Stars

"Spaghettini noodles tossed with garlic and butter. Perfect for most Italian dishes where the main course deserves all the attention!"
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30 m servings 314
Original recipe yields 8 servings


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  1. 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.
  2. Melt 1/4 cup of the butter in skillet over medium heat. Add garlic and saute for 2 to 3 minutes; remove from heat. Melt the remaining butter in the skillet with the garlic. In a bowl, combine butter with noodles; mix well. Add pepper if you would like.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 314 calories; 18.3 31.3 7.2 46 313 Full nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

Although this is good with butter, it's even better with olive oil. Give the oil a try and then add some parmesean cheese to top. MMMM

Most helpful critical review

easy; good but bland. Added parmesan and salt-was much better. Also can cut butter at least in half.

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Although this is good with butter, it's even better with olive oil. Give the oil a try and then add some parmesean cheese to top. MMMM

I enjoyed this recipe alright the first time I made it by following the directions perfectly. The next time I made it I added tomatoes, mushrooms and basil to the butter and garlic and sauteed t...

This just happens to be my favorite way to eat pasta. On days when I need extra zip in my life I like to add a few red pepper flakes and of course, coarse black pepper. Thanks for reminding me...

My favorite comfort food - I make this all the time. I do use a little more garlic, and probably not as much butter. I also throw in a little parmesan and some cajun seasoning in when I toss e...

Loved this I always make the kids buttered pasta, but this was soo good with the garlic. Will make again, Thanks!

Yummy dish that uses ingredients most people already have. My husband and I added more garlic and used less butter, as per someone else's suggestions. We also added some fresh rosemary, ground...

Easy, simple, and delicious. What could be better? I had a bit of spaghetti I had to use up (only enough for one serving), so this was perfect for a quick dinner. Thanks, Sue.

I fixed this last evening and it turned out perfect. I will use this every time I prepare Spaghetti

This is delicious. I modified it just a bit because I was serving it as the main dish. I added shrimp, mushrooms and tomatoes. Used 2 sticks of butter, sauteed the mushrooms until they were bro...