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Italian pasta with garlic, extra virgin olive oil, and parsley

Pasta With Garlic and Olive Oil

A very simple and quick pasta dish in a pinch.
Course Entree
Cuisine Italian
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Author Christopher


  • 1/2 lb pasta (rigatoni or penne work well)
  • 1/4 cup olive oil (extra virgin)
  • 1/4 cup butter (Kerrygold Irish butter is my favorite)
  • 2 tablespoons garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • 1 teaspoon crushed red pepper (leave out if you don't like a bit of heat)
  • fresh flat Italian parsley flakes (for garnishing)
  • Parmigiano Reggiano or Pecorino Romano cheese (to taste)


  1. In saucepan, bring pasta to a boil, cook until al dente, strain.
  2. In warm saucepan, melt butter together with olive oil.
  3. Add garlic powder, Italian seasoning, and red pepper to oil-butter mixture, mix well over low heat for 1-2 minutes.
  4. Toss cooked pasta into the mixture, mix until pasta is well coated.
  5. Garnish with fresh chopped parsley and add fresh grated Parmigiano Reggiano or Pecorino Romano cheese to taste.