Garlic Spaghetti Recipe

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"I make this family favorite at least two or three times a month," remarks Jackie Messina of Chardon, Ohio. "It's wonderful with a salad and fresh Italian bread." Besides being easy to prepare, this meatless main dish is easy on the pocketbook at just 61 cents per serving.
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES:4 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES: 4 servings


  • 1 package (16 ounces) spaghetti
  • 10 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1/4 cup minced fresh parsley
  • 2 teaspoons dried oregano or 2 tablespoons minced fresh oregano
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 601 calories, 18g fat (4g saturated fat), 8mg cholesterol, 788mg sodium, 88g carbohydrate (4g sugars, 3g fiber), 19g protein.


  1. Cook spaghetti according to package directions. Meanwhile, in a skillet over low heat, cook garlic in oil until lightly browned. Remove from the heat; stir in parsley, oregano, salt and pepper. Drain spaghetti; place in a large bowl. Add garlic mixture and Parmesan cheese; toss to coat. Yield: 4 servings.
Originally published as Garlic Spaghetti in Quick Cooking July/August 1999, p51

Medium-Bodied Red Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a medium-bodied red wine such as Chianti, Sangiovese, Malbec or Zinfandel.

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danielleylee User ID: 4484886 226084
Reviewed May. 8, 2015

"My husband asked if he could lick the bowl and give the recipe 6 stars. We did use our homegrown garlic and I used whole wheat dream fields pasta to give this recipe some fiber. Freshly grated parm cheese makes a big difference. I also cut down on oil to decrease some of the fat."

Nagie User ID: 1694249 20663
Reviewed Jul. 13, 2009

"THe spaghetti tasted great. I didn't follow the quantities exactly because I didn't need 16 oz of spaghetti, but it worked well and my five and three year old enjoyed it."

purplechev User ID: 741417 50076
Reviewed Jan. 21, 2008

"Thank you for posting this recipe, I have been looking for one for a long time, thanks again, purplechev"

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