Easy Garlic Pasta

    18 minutes

    Pasta recipes don't get any easier than this! Rotini is tossed with garlic, olive oil, parsley and Parmesan cheese.

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    Serves: 1 

    • 3/4 cup rotini pasta
    • 1 clove garlic, minced
    • 2 teaspoons olive oil
    • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
    • salt and ground black pepper to taste
    • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese

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

    1. Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil; add the rotini and cook until al dente, 8 to 10 minutes; drain.
    2. Heat the oil in a frypan over medium heat. Cook the garlic in the hot oil until it begins to brown, 3 to 5 minutes; stir in the parsley and cook another 30 seconds; remove from heat immediately and spoon over the drained pasta; season with salt and pepper. Top with Parmesan cheese.

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    I made this last night for dinner and was pleasantly surprised at the tastiness and ease of preparation. I did however make a couple of changes, but the base recipe still deserves 5 stars. I added 1/4 cup of dry white wine, 1 tbsp of lemon juice, and 1 cup each diced Roma tomatoes and white mushrooms to the garlic for the first 5 minutes of cooking. I also added 1 bag of baby spinach leaves at the end with the parsley until it was just wilted. It was pretty to look at as well as delicious. My husband who is a certified carnivore, actually enjoyed this, and suggested maybe adding some cooked shrimp next time I make it. **UPDATE** I made this again last night with a few additional changes, and it became an outstanding dinner!! I used the basic recipe. I added the baby spinach leaves, mushrooms, roma tomatoes, 1/2 cup white wine, and 1 tbsp lemon juice, like I wrote last time I made it, but last night I added diced cooked chicken, black olives, roasted red peppers, onions, some capers, sun-dried tomatoes (drained) and pine nuts to the mix...What a HUGE difference!! It was already a great recipe, but these few simple additions took it WAY over the top!! I sprinkled a handful of shredded Mozzarella cheese over top just before serving and served it with an artisan cheese bread and there wasn't a drop of leftovers!! Like the old Alka-Seltzer commercial said... "I can't believe we ate the whole thing"!!  -  26 May 2008  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    This was very good. Flavorful but not overly spicy. I served this with garlic bread and salad and it made for a light but filling meal. Plus I had all the ingredients on hand! Will make again.  -  07 Feb 2008  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    This was very tasty and extremely easy!! I did add a splash of white wine and the juice from half of a lemon when I added the parsley. Then I stirred in the parmesan cheese right after I turned off the heat so that the liquid was absorbed by the cheese. Delicious!!  -  17 Apr 2008  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)