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Lotsa Garlic Pasta or Pasta 4444 Aglio Olio

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  • Author: Abbe Odenwalder
  • Prep Time: 10 Minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 Minutes
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: 4 - 6 Servings 1x
  • Category: Main Course
  • Cuisine: Italian


This classic Italian pasta is made for garlic lovers!


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4 T olive oil
4 T butter (or you could use all oil or butter)
4 cloves garlic chopped, sliced, smashed (I don’t care)

1/2 t red pepper flakes
4 T Parmesan cheese (parmesan reggiano, the good stuff)
1 big spoonful of pasta water about 1/2 c
1 lb spaghetti cooked al dente (not the mushy stuff)


Heat the olive oil and butter or just use olive oil. Add the minced garlic and cook over medium heat until softened, but not golden. Remove from heat and stir in red pepper flakes.

Cook the pasta until al dente in well salted water. Reserve 1/2 c pasta water and then drain pasta. Toss pasta with Parmesan and then add pasta water to the garlic sauce. Stir until emusified and then add in pasta. Toss until creamy.