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simple pasta: garlic spaghetti with herbs

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Sometimes the simplest recipes make the best meals. I did my classic google search by typing in ingredients I had at home and found this simple but amazing recipe. You just chop up garlic, basil & spinach and sautee with butter. Add in spaghetti & top off with cheese. It can’t get any simpler than that.

Recipe for garlic spaghetti with herbs courtesy of:

Prep time: 15 mins
Cook time: 15 mins

1 lb. whole wheat spaghetti
6 tablespoons butter + more for serving
8 cloves garlic, minced
1 large bunch basil, chopped
1 large bunch baby spinach, chopped
2 teaspoons salt
1 teaspoon black pepper
Parmigiano Reggiano cheese for topping

Cook the spaghetti according to package directions.
Meanwhile, heat the butter together in a large nonstick skillet over medium low heat. Add the minced garlic and saute for 3-5 minutes, until soft and fragrant. Be careful not to burn or over-brown the garlic because it will taste bitter. Low and slow is the winner here.
Chop the spinach and basil (I had about 5 cups total – it reduces quite a bit as it wilts) into small bite-sized pieces and add to the skillet, stirring for just a minute or two to get the greens softened slightly. Season with salt.
Add the spaghetti to the skillet (or vice versa depending on pan size) and season with salt and pepper. Toss well to combine and let it all rest for a few minutes to stick together a bit. Serve with an additional pat of butter and/or fresh grated Parmigiano Reggiano cheese.


  1. I just started following you on Bloglovin’! It looks like you don’t have an account set up though, but you should! It’s a great way to get others (who might not have wordpress) to keep track of your blog & their other favorite blogs. 🙂

    This recipe is great! It’s very similar to Spaghetti Aglio e Olio! So easy & simple. Cost efficient too. Sometimes the best recipes are just the simplest ones.

    Tiff |

    • Thanks for telling me about Bloglovin! Just signed up & am now following you! Your site is beautiful! I love all your photos. 🙂 )

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