Pasta with Garlic Oil Recipe
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Pasta with Garlic Oil Recipe

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My family is Italian, and this is one of our old faves with plenty of garlic, mushrooms and herbs. To help the sauce adhere, don’t rinse the pasta in water after you drain it. —Pamela Vittori, Chicago Heights, Illinois
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
MAKES:5 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
MAKES: 5 servings


  • 8 ounces uncooked spaghetti
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/3 cup olive oil
  • 1/2 cup jarred sliced mushrooms
  • 1/4 cup sliced ripe olives
  • 2 to 3 teaspoons minced fresh basil
  • 2 to 3 teaspoons minced fresh parsley
  • 1/8 teaspoon garlic salt
  • 1/8 to 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • Shredded Parmesan cheese, optional

Nutritional Facts

3/4 cup (calculated without cheese): 280 calories, 14g fat (2g saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 147mg sodium, 32g carbohydrate (1g sugars, 2g fiber), 6g protein.


  1. Cook spaghetti according to package directions.
  2. Meanwhile, in a large skillet, saute garlic in oil. Stir in the mushrooms, olives, basil, parsley, garlic salt and pepper. Cook for 5 minutes. Drain spaghetti; place in a serving bowl. Pour sauce over pasta; toss to coat. Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese if desired. Yield: 5 servings.
Originally published as Pasta with Garlic Oil in Simple & Delicious August/September 2012, p61

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Dianaore User ID: 1737743 164231
Reviewed Mar. 9, 2013

"I will try this again but see if I can't alter the seasons a bit to spice it up a bit more for my family."

k_elliott91 User ID: 6977104 165798
Reviewed Nov. 15, 2012

"SO Good! The only think I changed was I used fresh sliced mushrooms rather than canned. Will DEFINITELY make this again!"

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