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Garlic Basil Pasta (A Frugal Dinner Idea)
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
15 mins
Total Time
20 mins
The easiest simple --- yet delicious --- dinner idea: garlic basil pasta. Fresh herbs and a lot of garlic for an explosive result.
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: creamy garlic pasta, garlic basil pasta
Servings: 4 people
  • 400 gr spaghetti or linguini
  • 3 garlic cloves
  • 1 handful basil leaves
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tbsp butter
  • ½ tsp ground black pepper
  • ¼ cup grated parmesan cheese
  • Salt to taste
  1. Cook the pasta according to its package instructions. I prefer my pasta al dente.
  2. Cut the garlic cloves into medium size slices (see the pictures for reference). Chop the basil leaves roughly.
  3. In a pan, over medium heat, melt the butter and add the olive oil.
  4. Toss the garlic and cook for 30 seconds until fragrant. Stir constantly to avoid burning the garlic.
  5. Add the basil, black pepper and salt if needed. Cook for a minute. Add the cooked pasta and parmesan cheese. Remove to coat all the pasta with the sauce. Serve.