Pasta with Olive Oil, Garlic, and Crushed Red Pepper

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Makes 4 servings


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1 pound dried pasta
1/2 cup extra-virgin olive oil
3 cloves garlic, minced
1/4 cup pasta cooking water
1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
1 1/4 teaspoons kosher salt
1 cup fresh flat-leaf parsley, roughly chopped


Cook the pasta according to the package directions.

Heat the oil in a large saucepan over medium heat. Add the garlic and cook, stirring, for 30 seconds, making sure it doesn't brown. Add the pasta water, red pepper, salt, and parsley and bring to a boil. Toss with the cooked pasta.

Created date

April 2007

Nutritional Information

Calories 651
Caloriesfromfat 41 %
Fat 30 g
Satfat 4 g
Cholesterol 0 mg
Sodium 597 mg
Carbohydrate 86 g
Fiber 5 g
Sugars 2 g
Protein 15 g