Spaghetti with Garlic, Herbs, and Tomatoes Recipe -
Spaghetti with Garlic, Herbs, and Tomatoes Recipe

Spaghetti with Garlic, Herbs, and Tomatoes

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"Pan-roasted garlic is stirred with spaghetti, balsamic vinegar, tomatoes and a medley of dried basil, marjoram and oregano in this quick and easy dish. The heat from the spaghetti warms the fresh tomatoes, and grated Parmesan finishes the dish."

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  1. In a large skillet over low heat saute the garlic in the olive oil. Continue to simmer and stir for approximately 15 minutes, or until light brown. Be careful to not burn the garlic. Set pan aside to cool.
  2. In a large pot with boiling salted water cook spaghetti until al dente. Drain, reserving 1/2 cup of the cooking water and add it to the pan with the cooked garlic. Season with salt and ground black pepper.
  3. Put drained pasta into garlic pan and incorporate tomatoes, dried basil, balsamic vinegar, and spice mixture.
  4. Transfer pasta dish to a heated serving platter. Top with grated Parmesan cheese and serve immediately.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Sep 11, 2003

My one year old daughter and I really liked this recipe. My husband however did not care for the taste of the balsamic vinegar. I have made it twice now and will keep this super quick sauce recipe. I did decrease the amount of basil called for using only about half of the 1/2 cup. I also made the mistake of using crushed tomatoes the first time. The pieces were too small. The second time was much better with the whole tomatoes.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Jan 09, 2004

I can't say enough about this recipe! It sounded great and was quite excited to try it. Then I made it and took a bite.


25 Ratings

Jun 05, 2007

Used angel hair, fresh tomato, and a little less basil because that is what I had on hand. Absolutely delicious.

Jul 23, 2003

Very nice italian flavored dinner. I added some tomato paste because I had a little left over from another recipe.

Dec 11, 2004

This was ok. We didn't have or use any marjoram and my fiance thinks that if we would of had that then it would have been better. It seemed a little bland to me. If we make it again, we'll experiment with other spices.

Sep 20, 2010

My family loved this recipe. I used stewed tomatoes because it was what I had and added extra garlic. Will make again.

Aug 24, 2009


Oct 19, 2008

This needed a little butter, or else a little more oil with the garlic; it was very dry. There are similar and better recipes to be found 'round here.


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  • Calories
  • 362 kcal
  • 18%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 50.6 g
  • 16%
  • Cholesterol
  • 10 mg
  • 3%
  • Fat
  • 11.8 g
  • 18%
  • Fiber
  • 4 g
  • 16%
  • Protein
  • 14.1 g
  • 28%
  • Sodium
  • 419 mg
  • 17%

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

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