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Garlic Parsley Spaghetti

This simple recipe from Evelyn Sparish calls for only a few ingredients. The Cumberland, Wisconsin cook combines pasta, garlic and parsley to create the versatile savory dish.
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
  • Makes
    8-10 servings


  • 1 package (16 ounces) thin spaghetti
  • 4 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 1/2 cup minced fresh parsley
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  • Cook spaghetti according to package directions. Meanwhile, in a large skillet, lightly brown garlic in oil over medium heat. Drain spaghetti; add to the skillet. Sprinkle with parsley, salt and pepper; toss to coat.
Nutrition Facts
1 cup: 267 calories, 12g fat (2g saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 5mg sodium, 34g carbohydrate (2g sugars, 1g fiber), 6g protein.

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  • Brenda2772
    May 22, 2012

    I would make it again, but. . .It was a bit on the dry side for us. Otherwise, it had a nice subtle taste. Better than plan pasta. I will combine it with another recipe to make a creamy, parsley sauce.

  • blahblahblah1989
    Mar 17, 2010

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  • Anonymous
    Feb 1, 2009

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  • patricia diane
    Jan 23, 2009

    oh my! This is basically an old Sicilian recipe. The carters would make it on the road crossing the island. My Sicilian grandmother made this, my father called it depression sphghetti. It is delicious, even without parsley. You can add black pepper and of course, if you wish you can use parmesan at the table. You want more flavor add more garlic and let it turn translucent. Use a good quality olive oil because this recipe is about the olive oil. You can use Italian or French bread to collect the leftovers. I don't use salt. When times were really hard the parsley would go to.

  • Isolda
    Jun 14, 2008

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  • chris28304
    Jun 5, 2008

    The taste of olive oil was a bit too much. I even used less than what the recipe called for but that was all I could taste. I had to add a lot of salt, pepper and extra parsley just to have some taste. This is a recipe I will not be making again.