Garlic Pasta


5 minutes prep10 minutes cook
Serves 1–2
Main Dish
PastaQuick Lunches


  • Stockpot
  • 12" non-stick skillet
  • Colander


  • 1/4 lb spaghetti
  • 4 tbsp each: olive oil, garlic - minced
  • 2 tbsp butter
  • 1/2 tbsp each: Italian seasoning, garlic powder, onion powder
  • To taste: crushed red chili flakes, salt, pepper
  • 1/4 cup pasta water



  1. Boil water in stockpot with a heaping amount of salt.
  2. Cook pasta until al dente, then drain in colander. Reserve 1/4 cup of the pasta water and set aside.

Toasted Garlic

  1. While pasta is cooking, heat non-stick skillet to medium heat. Add oil and butter.
  2. When the butter is melted, add in the garlic. Toast the garlic 2–4 minutes until golden brown.
  3. Once the garlic is nice and toasty lower heat to medium-low and add in the seasonings, then cook for an addition 1–2 minutes.
  4. After cooking down the seasonings slowly stir in 1 Tbsp of the pasta water and scrape any bits off the bottom of the pan.


  1. Add the drained pasta and the remainder of the pasta water to the frying pan and toss for 30 seconds.
  2. Serve with parsely and parmasean cheese.

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