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My Darling Vegan
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.

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Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
20 mins
Course: Main Course, Main Dish
Cuisine: Italian, Vegan
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.

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Recipe Notes

Serving and Storing - Serve this pasta immediately with fresh parsley and vegan parmesan. It is best enjoyed with crusty bread, Minestrone Soup, or a vegan caesar salad. Store leftover pasta in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. To reheat, gently reheat the pasta over the stove with 1-2 tablespoons of water.

Variations - For a gluten free option, just swap out the spaghetti for gluten free spaghetti (<<affiliate links).

Nutrition Facts
Calories Per Serving: 345
% Daily Value
Carbohydrates 44g 15%
Protein 8g 16%
Fat 14g 22%
Saturated Fat 2g 13%
Cholesterol 1mg
Sodium 174mg 8%
Potassium 161mg 5%
Fiber 2g 8%
Sugar 1g 1%
Vitamin A 245IU 5%
Vitamin C 4.5mg 5%
Calcium 39mg 4%
Iron 1mg 6%