Recipe by Barilla
"Thin spaghetti tossed with garlic, olive oil, red pepper flakes and grated cheese makes a quick and easy weeknight meal."
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1 (16 ounce) box
Barilla PLUS® Thin Spaghetti
extra virgin olive oil
chopped fresh parsley
red chili pepper flakes
Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese, freshly grated
There are times when simple is best, and that's the case with this recipe. My hubby (who's a dedicated carnivore) didn't even complain that there was no meat in this. We both thoroughly enjoyed this for lunch today. To give this a little punch of flavor, I sauteed the garlic in extra virgin oil with chili, keeping the red pepper flakes as well, and mixed in the chopped parsley at the end to retain its bright green color. We actually prefer the bold taste of pecorino romano over parmigiano reggiano, so that was a sub I made. Photo doesn't show this, but it was served with shaved romano on the top.
This recipe made a huge amount. Thought the flavor was ok. Needed a little something more. Added a bit more cheese after it cooled more. That seemed to help.
This great side dish is made from pantry staples, and it is a nice change from potatoes. It certainly livened up our leftover chicken, and it was a snap to put together. I used half a box of spaghetti, but kept everything else the same, adding only a tablespoon of clarified butter after I threw it all together.
This is a great lunch or dinner on a day you're running late. I served it with a green salad and homemade Italian bread. I wasn't sure how the 4 yr old would like the red pepper but he didn't seem to notice it. I have been making this for years but this was the first time I added the red pepper and I must say it bumps this up from pretty good to yummy? Thanks!
DELICIOUS! Growing up in an Italian household (and not a lot of money), this was something that we enjoyed often. I minced my garlic, but that was my only change. Simple to make and with ingredients that most of us always have on hand. This will continue to be a staple for my family~YUM! Thanks for sharing. :)
the recipe was quite nice and light, will make again but adding a bit of bacon and/or a sautéed veggie with it.
Thank you Barilla for this amazing pasta recipe! I minced the garlic but other than that I followed this recipe to the T...it was outstanding! I served it with a side of grilled wasabi and toasted sesame seed shrimp!
A great fast and easy dish. I made the recipe with all the same ingredients but did not saute the parsley, I just stirred the chopped parsley in at the end. Very easy to customize to your taste. Delicious and simple too!
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Thin Spaghetti with Garlic, Red Pepper and Olive Oil
Serving Size: 1/4 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 4
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: 218
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