Spaghetti with Olive Oil and Garlic

A simple and delicious meal, this vegan Spaghetti with Olive Oil and Garlic makes the perfect weeknight or special occasion dinner.

Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
10 mins
Total Time
20 mins
5 from 3 votes
Spaghetti with Olive Oil and Garlic
Course: Main Course, Main Dish
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: Spaghetti with Olive Oil and Garlic
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 345 kcal
Author: Sarah McMinn
  • 1/2 pound spaghetti noodles
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup Bari Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 8 cloves garlic minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes optional
  • 2-3 tablespoons Italian parsley chopped
  • 1-2 tablespoons vegan parmesan
  • salt to taste
  1. In a large pot, bring 2 quarts of water to a boil. Once boiling, add noodles and 1/4 teaspoon salt. Boil pasta for 7-9 minutes, until al dente.
  2. While the pasta is cooking, heat olive oil over medium heat. Add garlic.
  3. Lightly sauté, stirring occasionally, until garlic is fragrant and light brown, about 7 minutes. Remove from heat and stir in red pepper flakes if using.
  4. Drain pasta water, reserving 2 tablespoons. Do not rinse pasta with water; the starch of the noodles helps bind the sauce to the pasta.
  5. Toss noodles in olive oil/garlic mixture and top with fresh parsley, vegan parmesan, and salt to taste. If pasta seems dry, add reserved water.
  6. Serve immediately.
Nutrition Facts
Spaghetti with Olive Oil and Garlic
Amount Per Serving
Calories 345 Calories from Fat 126
% Daily Value*
Fat 14g22%
Saturated Fat 2g13%
Cholesterol 1mg0%
Sodium 174mg8%
Potassium 161mg5%
Carbohydrates 44g15%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 8g16%
Vitamin A 245IU5%
Vitamin C 4.5mg5%
Calcium 39mg4%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.