Spaghetti Parmesano is made from a simple combination of garlic, olive oil, red pepper flakes, and Parmesan cheese.

Spaghetti Parmesano

This is a simple and delicious pasta recipe that will become one of your favorite go to dishes as a main dish or as a side to accompany your favorite meat entrée.   It pairs equally well with pork, chicken, or beef.  The  combination of garlic and olive oil along with the heat from the red pepper flakes really makes this pasta dish pop.   Once you try this, you will wonder why you never made it before. 

Give this Spaghetti Parmesano recipe a try and let us know what you think.

A simple and delicious five ingredient Garlic Parmesan Dish. Thanks for visiting Patty Cake’s Pantry.

Garlic Parmesan Spaghetti
Recipe type: Pasta Entree
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Serves: 6
Garlic and olive oil, along with Parmesan cheese combine in this simple and delicious pasta dish that's great on its own or as an accompaniment to your favorite meat entree. Total cost of recipe is $3.64 or about 61 cents per serving.
  • 1 pounds of spaghetti ($1.00)
  • ½ cup extra virgin olive oil ($1.12)
  • 4 - 6 cloves of garlic, finely chopped or minced ($0.24)
  • 1 pinch red pepper flakes (optional) ($0.04)
  • 1 cup grated Parmesan cheese ($1.12)
  • ¼ cup freshly chopped parsley ($0.12)
  1. Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil.
  2. Cook pasta according to package directions until al dente.
  3. When pasta is nearly cooked, heat oil in large, deep skillet.
  4. Add garlic and red pepper flakes to oil and saute until garlic is translucent.
  5. Drain pasta, reserving ½ to 1 cup of pasta cooking water.
  6. Place pasta in a large, heat safe serving dish.
  7. Drizzle oil, garlic, and pepper mixture over pasta along with ½ cup reserved cooking water. Toss well to combine.
  8. Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese and parsley, and toss well to combine, adding more pasta cooking water as needed to create a creamy sauce.
  9. Serve with additional Parmesan cheese.

Spaghetti Parmesano--just a few simple ingredients create the perfect pasta dish.

Nutrition Facts
Amount Per Serving
Calories 428
% Daily Value
Total Fat 22.6g
Saturated Fat 5.3g
Trans Fat 0.0g
Cholesterol 69mg
Sodium 197mg
Total Carbohydrates 43.2g
Dietary Fiber 0.0g
Sugars 0.0g
Protein 14.9g
Vitamin A 8%
Vitamin C 7%
Calcium 19%
Iron 15%


2 thoughts on “Spaghetti Parmesano

  1. I love this savory pasta recipe, Patty. It is perfect as a main or side. Also, I have all the ingredients on hand. Now I know
    what to prepare for a tasty, simple Saturday night supper.

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