Most Simple: Spaghetti with Garlic and Olive Oil

Most Simple: Spaghetti with Garlic and Olive Oil
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Serves: 4
  • 1 pound dried spaghetti
  • ¼ cup olive oil
  • 6 garlic cloves, thinly sliced or coarsely chopped
  • Kosher salt and pepper
  1. Bring a large pot of water to boil. Add spaghetti.
  2. Heat a large skillet over a medium low flame and add oil. When the oil is hot, add the garlic and cook until the garlic is golden, about 3 minutes.
  3. Cook pasta until al dente. Drain and add to the skillet with the garlic. Add salt and pepper to taste. Mix well and serve immediately.
  4. Just prior to serving, add lemon zest, toasted pine nuts, chopped fresh basil
  5. Parmesan cheese

Other choices: When you cook the garlic, add any of the following:
Crushed red peppers, fresh hot peppers or bacon