Garlic Spaghetti Sauce

Garlic Spaghetti Sauce

  • Prep Time: 5 mins
  • Total Time: 17 mins
  • Servings: 4
  • About This Recipe

    “I adopted this recipe from Zaar some time ago and finally got round to trying it myself. It’s quick and simple and full of fresh flavours. I prefer using basil but the original recipe stated parsley so I left it here for you to choose. Try adding some sliced black olives, fried or marinated mushrooms or sun blush tomatoes at the end.”


  • 1/2 cupgarlic( minced)
  • 1/4 cupbutter
  • 1/4 cupextra virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 cupchopped basil or 1/2 cupparsley
  • grated parmesan cheese
  • Directions

  • To make spaghetti sauce, cook garlic in butter and olive oil over medium low heat just until the garlic is soft but not browned.
  • Stir in the parsley or basil and cook for 2 minutes (stirring constantly) until the herbs are limp but still green.
  • Pour sauce hot over cooked spaghetti, toss lightly to coat and top with parmesan cheese.
  • Serve with french bread and extra Parmasan cheese at the table.
  • This garlic sauce will cover 3/4-1 pound of spaghetti or other pasta.
  • Reviews

  • “I cooked the garlic very slowly and it got very mellow and yummy.My favorite way to have pasta.Not a very good thing to cook for a date tho, lol.I added mushrooms the last time I made it, with great results.”

  • “My boyfriend hates tomatoes, so he doesn’t typically like spaghetti. So I tried making this recipe instead. He loves greesy foods. So he loved this recipe. It is a very plain tasting. So what you should do to help it out is add a meat, and salt and pepper. It has alot of butter, so I would use less buter and less olive oil. I will be making this again.”

  • “I agree with a previous post about the lack of flavor. I had a feeling that’d happen so adding a very small amount of salt helps. Also what I did was I chopped some pepperoni and added it to the garlic as it was cooking. This really did the trick and gets the taste buds going, I like to try different things with recipes.”

  • “This was just ok for me.. I thought it was going to be more flavourful then it was so I was a bit disappointed.I used 3/4 box speghetti and tons of parmesan to give it more flavour.It was really easy to whip up but I don’t think this is a keeper for me.”

  • “This was amazingly good!My family does not like spaghetti… especially DH and myself.But all of us loved this!I’m so happy to find this, I’ve always mourned having this cheap dish and now I can serve it!”

  • “Simple to whip together and great flavors. I used fresh Italian parsley instead of basil, and Asiago cheese instead of Parmesan (personal preference). I also added mushrooms while sauteeing the garlic. Next time I may add some diced tomatoes at the very end right before serving, for a beautiful burst of color. I served this alongside Pork Chops w/ Mushroom Madeira Sauce (from the Food Network). It went well together! Thanks for posting!”

  • “this is so scrumptious!!my only changes/additions were to use angel hair pasta, flat-leaf parsley and added salt and pepper. great side for italian dishes, i paired this with stuffed bell peppers!thanks for a great recipe, sylvie!”

  • “My children really love pasta and ask for it often, and since it’s such a kid pleaser we have it at least twice a week, and sometimes for lunch!I don’t add the basil for the kids.A keeper at our house!”

  • “Simple to prepare and delicious too!”

  • “If you love garlic this recipie hits the spot.Awesome”

  • “This is very good and so simple! I like to make this on nights where I don’t feel like putting a whole lot of effort into cooking but still want something good and homemade! Thanks for posting!”

  • “My new favorite spaghetti sauce! This tastes just like a scampi sauce at an excellent italian restuarant in NJ we go to. So easy to make and it tastes awesome!”

  • “Simple and delicious, we loved this side dish with our Chicken Piccata.My friends agree it’s a keeper and it is a dish that can be shared with many types of meat, chicken and seafood.Loved it!”

  • “I made this for dinner last night & it was GREAT!!I forgot about the basil/parsley, but I didn’t miss it.Will definately make this again.Very simple & easy to make & good tasting, the best kind of recipes! :)Thanks for the good post!”

  • “I thought this was good, my boyfriend said it was bland.It was super quick and easy and I’ll probably make it again. Thanks for posting.”

  • “My DH has been under the weather and kept talking about the Garlic Spaghetti his italian grandma used to make for him when he was sick.This was great. He said it was almost like hers.I cooked the garlic slowly to let the flavor develop and mellow and then added some canned mushrooms.I also added some pasta water and salt and pepper.”

  • “yum! had this with recipe #107997 and LOVED IT! i didn’t have any fresh parsley or basil on hand, so i used crushed red pepper. yum!”

  • “Delicious! I added a little of the pasta water to make it seem creamy and help the parmesan to really melt in. I used capellini instead of spaghetti and it was perfect. Quick, easy, and a real kid and crowd pleaser!”

  • “This is the best!! My sister sent me the link and I am so greatfull. My hubby is picky but he loved it. I did add some sliced chicken breast to add some substance.. He has to have some kinda something in it.. LOL.. Anyways.. Thanks.. Will use overand over..”