Garlic and Cheese Spaghetti

    20 minutes

    This is a Calabrese style spaghetti that is so easy to make as it just involves boiling the spaghetti then mixing it with butter, garlic and cheese.

    50 people made this

    Serves: 2 

    • 185g spaghetti
    • 125g butter
    • 2 tablespoons crushed garlic
    • 1 cup grated Romano cheese or similar

    Preparation:10min  ›  Cook:10min  ›  Ready in:20min 

    1. Bring a large saucepan of lightly salted water to a boil. Add pasta and cook for 8 to 10 minutes or until al dente; drain.
    2. Immediately place pasta in a large bowl and mix in butter, garlic and cheese. After butter has completely melted, serve.

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    Spaghetti with butter and parmesean cheese has been a long standing favorite in our house, but this surpasses it by far. The garlic adds a really nice touch, kind of a slight hint of extra taste in the back ground. I wouldn't normally use this much butter or cheese when I make this, but I did this time and boy was I surprised how much better it was. The cheese and butter get gooey and make a sort of sauce. My daughter and I will have this as a full meal when it is just the two of us, but will also make a great side dish to chicken. Thanks Paula, you improved on a dish I already loved.  -  22 Aug 2003  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    This is very good. The only thing I did differently was use the butter to saute the garlic before tossing it with the pasta. I prefer a mellower flavor then you get with raw garlic. Adding a little bit of white onion to the saute adds a little sweetness, too. I found this recipe worked well with Parmesan cheese as well.  -  26 Feb 2006  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    We really liked this dish, but it is a very good thing that we both ate it - crazy garlic breath! Coming from two garlic lovers, we found this dish to have way too much garlic in it, 1 tablespoon of minced garlic is plenty. As well, you could easily reduce the amount of cheese to say...2/3 cup. We will definitely make this again, but reduce the amount of cheese and garlic. I made this again, reduced the amount of cheese and garlic - and when I drained the pasta, I left a small amount of pasta water clinging to the noodles, made the sauce even creamier!  -  02 Nov 2004  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)