This Italian pasta recipe couldn't be much easier.

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Ingredients

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Original recipe yields 1 servings
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Directions

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  • Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil; add the rotini and cook until al dente, 8 to 10 minutes; drain.

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  • Heat the oil in a skillet over medium heat. Cook the garlic in the hot oil until it begins to brown, 3 to 5 minutes; stir in the parsley and cook another 30 seconds; remove from heat immediately and spoon over the drained pasta; season with salt and pepper. Top with Parmesan cheese.

Nutrition Facts

432.8 calories; 18.2 g protein; 49.5 g carbohydrates; 22 mg cholesterol; 390.9 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

Reviews (12)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
01/21/2011
I made this last night for dinner and was pleasantly surprised at the tastiness and ease of preparation. I did however make a couple of changes but the base recipe still deserves 5 stars. I added 1/4 cup of dry white wine 1 tbsp of lemon juice and 1 cup each diced Roma tomatoes and white mushrooms to the garlic for the first 5 minutes of cooking. I also added 1 bag of baby spinach leaves at the end with the parsley until it was just wilted. It was pretty to look at as well as delicious. My husband who is a certified carnivore actually enjoyed this and suggested maybe adding some cooked shrimp next time I make it. UPDATE I made this again last night with a few additional changes and it became an outstanding dinner!! I used the basic recipe. I added the baby spinach leaves mushrooms roma tomatoes 1/2 cup white wine and 1 tbsp lemon juice like I wrote last time I made it but last night I added diced cooked chicken black olives roasted red peppers onions some capers sun-dried tomatoes (drained) and pine nuts to the mix...What a HUGE difference!! It was already a great recipe but these few simple additions took it WAY over the top!! I sprinkled a handful of shredded Mozzarella cheese over top just before serving and served it with an artisan cheese bread and there wasn't a drop of leftovers!! Like the old Alka-Seltzer commercial said... "I can't believe we ate the whole thing"!!:) Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
01/11/2010
Even adding more cheese (this helps everything-can you tell I am a cheesehead? Wisconsin & The Packers) didnt help! No one else liked it either! I wont be making this again. Even with modifications here and there with this and that! No Go! Read More
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18 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 4
  • 4 star values: 13
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 5 stars
01/21/2011
I made this last night for dinner and was pleasantly surprised at the tastiness and ease of preparation. I did however make a couple of changes but the base recipe still deserves 5 stars. I added 1/4 cup of dry white wine 1 tbsp of lemon juice and 1 cup each diced Roma tomatoes and white mushrooms to the garlic for the first 5 minutes of cooking. I also added 1 bag of baby spinach leaves at the end with the parsley until it was just wilted. It was pretty to look at as well as delicious. My husband who is a certified carnivore actually enjoyed this and suggested maybe adding some cooked shrimp next time I make it. UPDATE I made this again last night with a few additional changes and it became an outstanding dinner!! I used the basic recipe. I added the baby spinach leaves mushrooms roma tomatoes 1/2 cup white wine and 1 tbsp lemon juice like I wrote last time I made it but last night I added diced cooked chicken black olives roasted red peppers onions some capers sun-dried tomatoes (drained) and pine nuts to the mix...What a HUGE difference!! It was already a great recipe but these few simple additions took it WAY over the top!! I sprinkled a handful of shredded Mozzarella cheese over top just before serving and served it with an artisan cheese bread and there wasn't a drop of leftovers!! Like the old Alka-Seltzer commercial said... "I can't believe we ate the whole thing"!!:) Read More
(26)
Rating: 4 stars
02/07/2008
This was very good. Flavorful but not overly spicy. I served this with garlic bread and salad and it made for a light but filling meal. Plus I had all the ingredients on hand! Will make again. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
04/17/2008
This was very tasty and extremely easy!! I did add a splash of white wine and the juice from half of a lemon when I added the parsley. Then I stirred in the parmesan cheese right after I turned off the heat so that the liquid was absorbed by the cheese. Delicious!! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
05/06/2009
This recipe is best left alone. Do however use a good parmesan cheese. Do not commit the horrible sin of using the green box kind. Let the cheese come to room temperature then take a fork and gently take off small bits from the cheese gently adding them to the pasta. Delicious. Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
01/11/2010
Even adding more cheese (this helps everything-can you tell I am a cheesehead? Wisconsin & The Packers) didnt help! No one else liked it either! I wont be making this again. Even with modifications here and there with this and that! No Go! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
08/27/2010
Quick simple dinner when you don't have fresh ingredients on hand. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
05/06/2009
This is the perfect recipe for a good whole wheat pasta and real parmagiano-reggiano cheese. For a little different taste toss with fresh basil thyme and tomatoes from the garden. YUM. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
02/23/2012
Great as is! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
12/17/2008
Pretty good but dry after standing a bit. This was nicely flavored not too garlicky mild taste. I prefer a lot more spices and flavors going on but it was good and made a nice hot lunch in a short time. Thanks! Read More
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