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Spaghetti Olio Recipe
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Spaghetti Olio

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"Spaghettini noodles tossed with garlic and butter. Perfect for most Italian dishes where the main course deserves all the attention!"

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Original recipe makes 8 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    10 mins
  • COOK

    20 mins

    30 mins


  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.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Jun 23, 2006

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
Feb 22, 2010

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


38 Ratings

Sep 28, 2009

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 them all together. Much tastier that way. I am going to make it this way again for dinner tonight.

Nov 25, 2003

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. I just might have this for dinner.

Nov 25, 2003

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 everything together. Perfect side dish when you have a fancy main course.

Oct 13, 2009

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

Mar 29, 2006

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 black pepper, and a little cajun seasoning. Delicious. Will definitely make again!

May 09, 2012

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.


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  • Calories
  • 314 kcal
  • 16%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 31.3 g
  • 10%
  • Cholesterol
  • 46 mg
  • 15%
  • Fat
  • 18.3 g
  • 28%
  • Fiber
  • 1 g
  • 4%
  • Protein
  • 7.2 g
  • 14%
  • Sodium
  • 313 mg
  • 13%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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