Photography: Tango | Food Styling: Nataly Simard | Prop Styling: Caroline Simon

Simple, economical and delicious, spaghetti with garlic and oil is an Italian specialty from the Naples region. We added bread crumbs for extra crunch and Parmesan to taste. You can also incorporate vegetables, such as broccoli, kale or mushrooms.

  • Prep time 20 minutes
  • Total time 20 minutes
  • Portion size 4 servings
  • Credits : Canadian Living Magazine



In large saucepan of boiling salted water, cook spaghetti until al dente, 8 to 10 minutes. Reserving 1/2 cup of cooking liquid, drain pasta.

Meanwhile, in large deep skillet, heat 2 tbsp of the oil over medium heat. Add bread crumbs; season with salt and pepper. Cook, stirring, until bread crumbs are golden brown, about 5 minutes. Transfer to small bowl; set aside. In same skillet, heat remaining oil. Add garlic and hot pepper flakes; season with salt. Cook, stirring occasionally, until garlic is golden brown, 3 to 5 minutes.

Add spaghetti and reserved cooking liquid. Gently fold in pasta, coating well. Top with reserved bread crumbs and parsley. Sprinkle with Parmesan, if desired.

Nutritional facts Per serving: about

  • Iron 4.2 mg
  • Fibre 4 g
  • Sodium 250 mg
  • Sugars 3 g
  • Protein 14 g
  • Calories 570
  • Total fat 21 g
  • Cholesterol 0 mg
  • Saturated fat 3 g
  • Total carbohydrate 81 g
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