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Garlic Spaghetti

Total Time

Prep/Total Time: 30 min.


6 servings

I make this family-favorite garlic spaghetti at least a couple of times a month. It's wonderful with a salad and fresh Italian bread. —Jackie Messina, Chardon, Ohio
Garlic Spaghetti Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 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


  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.

Garlic Spaghetti Tips

What kind of olive oil should I use to make garlic spaghetti?

Extra virgin olive oil is going to give you the best results in this spaghetti. It will absorb the flavor of the garlic and create the rich sauce that we're looking for in this dish. Learn more about choosing the best cooking oils for any recipe to help you do your best cooking at home.

How can I make this garlic spaghetti my own?

This recipe can serve as a great base for so many dishes. In fact, this garlic spaghetti is commonly paired with clams, which go so well with garlic. To kick up the heat, add a dash of red pepper flakes for a nice bit of spice and great pop of color. Play around with pasta shapes—linguine would be great, too!

How do you store garlic spaghetti?

If stored properly, this will last for 3 to 4 days in the refrigerator. Simply place it in an airtight container. To extend its life, you can freeze it in a covered airtight container or heavy-duty freezer bags for up to 3 months. Here are some more recipes for garlic lovers!

—Ellie Crowley, Taste of Home Culinary Assistant

Nutrition Facts

1-1/3 cups: 398 calories, 12g fat (2g saturated fat), 6mg cholesterol, 521mg sodium, 59g carbohydrate (2g sugars, 3g fiber), 12g protein.

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