Thin Spaghetti with Garlic, Red Pepper and Olive Oil Recipe -
Thin Spaghetti with Garlic, Red Pepper and Olive Oil Recipe
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Thin Spaghetti with Garlic and Pepper
A super-simple spaghetti with garlic, red pepper flakes, and parsley. See more
  • READY IN 21 mins

Thin Spaghetti with Garlic, Red Pepper and Olive Oil

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"Thin spaghetti tossed with garlic, olive oil, red pepper flakes and grated cheese makes a quick and easy weeknight meal."

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Original recipe makes 4 servings Change Servings


  1. Bring a large pot of water to a boil.
  2. Heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add garlic, parsley and red pepper flakes; saute 2 to 3 minutes.
  3. Cook Plus® Thin Spaghetti according to package directions.
  4. Drain pasta, reserving 1/2 cup pasta water. Immediately add hot pasta to skillet. Stir in reserved pasta cooking water. Mix well. Add cheese and toss lightly.
  5. Transfer to a serving platter or bowl.
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  • PREP 5 mins
  • COOK 16 mins
  • READY IN 21 mins

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Most Helpful Positive Review
Jun 03, 2014

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!

Most Helpful Critical Review
Jul 10, 2014

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.


13 Ratings

Jul 03, 2014

Thank you Barilla for this amazing pasta recipe! I minced the garlic but other than that I followed this recipe to the was outstanding! I served it with a side of grilled wasabi and toasted sesame seed shrimp!

Jul 02, 2014

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!

Jul 01, 2014

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. :)

Jun 22, 2014

Garlicky and delicious. I added a bit more red pepper flakes as I like it a bit spicy. I made this for lunch and served it with a green salad and it was perfect.

Jun 18, 2014

This was a fast, easy, and delicious recipe! I love how filling it is because of the Barilla Plus pasta. I'd scale this recipe down for a fast lunch for myself or double it to feed a crowd. You really can't go wrong with this dish as long as you like a little bit of heat.

Jun 03, 2014

I made this just as directed and thought it was wonderful. After tasting I did add just an extra sprinkle of red pepper flakes to my plate for a bit more of a kick, but that's just personal preference. Served with a side of garlic bread and a green salad, this is a fast, easy to prepare meal that's light but filling.


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  • Calories
  • 621 kcal
  • 31%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 78.3 g
  • 25%
  • Cholesterol
  • 4 mg
  • 1%
  • Fat
  • 24.2 g
  • 37%
  • Fiber
  • 8.4 g
  • 33%
  • Protein
  • 22.5 g
  • 45%
  • Sodium
  • 130 mg
  • 5%

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

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