Easy Herb and Garlic Spaghetti

    18 minutes

    Spaghetti is mixed with sautéed garlic, tomatoes, basil and marjoram in this quick and easy pasta recipe which is ideal for a tasty midweek meal.

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    Serves: 8 

    • 2 cloves garlic, minced
    • 4 tablespoons olive oil
    • 500g spaghetti
    • salt, to taste
    • ground black pepper, to taste
    • 4 cups tinned whole tomatoes, crushed
    • 1/4 cup dried basil
    • 1 tablespoon dried marjoram
    • 1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
    • 100g grated Parmesan cheese

    Preparation:10min  ›  Cook:8min  ›  Ready in:18min 

    1. In a large frypan over low heat, saute the garlic in the olive oil. Continue to cook on a low heat and stir for approximately 15 minutes or until light brown. Be careful to not burn the garlic. Set frypan aside to cool.
    2. In a large saucepan with boiling salted water, cook spaghetti until al dente. Drain, reserving 1/2 cup of the cooking water and add it to the frypan with the cooked garlic. Season with salt and ground black pepper.
    3. Incorporate to the pasta the tomatoes, basil, marjoram and balsamic vinegar.
    4. Transfer pasta dish to a heated serving platter. Top with grated Parmesan cheese and serve immediately.

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    Good  -  10 May 2018


    My one year old daughter and I really liked this recipe. My husband however did not care for the taste of the balsamic vinegar. I have made it twice now and will keep this super quick sauce recipe. I did decrease the amount of basil called for using only about half of the 1/2 cup. I also made the mistake of using crushed tomatoes the first time. The pieces were too small. The second time was much better with the whole tomatoes.  -  19 Jan 2003  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    Used angel hair, fresh tomato, and a little less basil because that is what I had on hand. Absolutely delicious.  -  05 Jun 2007  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)