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Spaghetti in Olive Oil and Garlic

"Simple and satisfying, this dish represents the best of Italian comfort food. Garlic is sauteed in olive oil with crushed red pepper flakes, then combined with spaghetti and parsley."
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servings 391 cals
Original recipe yields 6 servings

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  1. Set a covered large pot of water over high heat.
  2. Place the oil and garlic in a microwaveable dish. Cover with waxed paper. Microwave on high for about 2 minutes, or until sizzling. Remove and set aside.
  3. When the water boils, add the salt and spaghetti. Stir, cover the pot, and return to the boil. Uncover and boil, stirring occasionally, about 10 minutes, or until al dente.
  4. Reserve 1/2 cup of the cooking water. Drain the spaghetti and return to the pot. Drizzle with the garlic oil. Toss to coat. Add the parsley and some of the cooking water to moisten. Toss. Serve with crushed red pepper for seasoning at the table.


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Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 391 calories; 13.6 g fat; 57.2 g carbohydrates; 10 g protein; 0 mg cholesterol; 1168 mg sodium. Full nutrition


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This went great with the chicken I made tonight. I did add 2 T of butter and a squirt of lemon juice for added flavor. This is a quick easy dish to make.

Felt this needed more seasonings and definitely more garlic. I prefer to saute my garlic on top of the stove rather than the microwave. With some minor adjustments, a sprinkling of parm and a si...