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Garlic Spaghetti

In need of an easy, inexpensive meal that’s still full of flavor and popular with the whole family? Try this go-to recipe for easy garlic spaghetti! 

Course Main Course
Cuisine Italian
Keyword dinner, easy, garlic, pasta, recipes, simple, spaghetti
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Servings 6
Author Chelsia Rief


  • 9 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 6 tbsp butter
  • 1 15oz can crushed tomatoes
  • Salt and freshly ground pepper
  • 1 lb spaghetti, cooked I prefer angel hair
  • 2 tbsp freshly chopped basil
  • Grated parmesan for garnish


  1. In a small saucepan, cook the garlic in the olive oil for 30 minutes on low heat. Stir occasionally to keep the garlic from drying out. In a medium saucepan, add the butter and tomatoes, and stir until well blended and the butter is melted. Stir in the garlic oil and season with salt and pepper.

  2. Prepare pasta, according to package direction.

  3. Allow the flavors to meld for 10 minutes. Toss with the spaghetti and serve garnished with basil and parmesan.