Spaghetti with Garlic & Olive Oil
This is a very easy dish to make, requiring few ingredients. It’s a perfect dish for a quick weeknight meal, and is generally simple enough to appeal to the kids!
1 lb. Spaghetti or Linguini
4 Cloves of Garlic, Sliced
½ Cup Extra Virgin Olive Oil
¼ Tsp. Salt
½ Tsp. Red Pepper Flakes
½ Cup Parmesan Cheese, Grated
2 Tbsp. Flat Leaf Parsley, Chopped or Fresh Basil, Chopped (Garnish)
Bring a large pot of well salted water to a boil. Add pasta and cook according to package directions (approx. 8-10 minutes for al dente pasta). While the pasta cooks, combine the garlic, olive oil, salt and red pepper flakes in a large sauté pan over low heat, stirring until the garlic becomes light brown, approx. 3 minutes. Before draining the pasta, reserve about ½ cup of the cooking water. Add the cooking liquid and drained pasta to the garlic mixture in the sauté pan. Mix well to combine the flavors. Add the chopped parsley and top with the grated parmesan cheese.