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Roasted Garlic Spaghetti

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  • 15 min prep time
  • 1 hr 30 min total time
  • 7 ingredients
  • 4 servings
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This simple pasta recipe tastes anything but basic when tossed with roasted garlic. Top with Parmesan and fresh herbs, and you’ve got dinner that the whole family will enjoy together.

Ingredients

1
garlic bulb
2
tablespoons plus 2 teaspoons olive oil
1/2
lb uncooked spaghetti
1
cup shredded Parmesan cheese (4 oz)
1/2
teaspoon salt
1/4
teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
2
tablespoons chopped fresh basil leaves or fresh Italian (flat-leaf) parsley

Steps

  • 1 Heat oven to 350°F. Carefully peel paper-like skin from around bulb of garlic, leaving just enough to hold garlic cloves together. Cut 1/4 to 1/2 inch from top of bulb to expose cloves. Place cut side up on 12-inch square of foil. Drizzle with 2 teaspoons of the oil; wrap securely. Place in pie plate or shallow baking dish.
  • 2 Bake 45 to 50 minutes or until garlic is tender when pierced with a fork. Cool 5 minutes. Gently squeeze garlic out of cloves onto cutting board; finely chop. Set aside.
  • 3 In 4-quart saucepan or Dutch oven, cook spaghetti as directed on box; drain. Return to saucepan; toss with roasted garlic, remaining 2 tablespoons oil, 1/2 cup of the Parmesan cheese, the salt, red pepper flakes and basil. Sprinkle with remaining 1/2 cup Parmesan cheese. Serve immediately.
  • 1 Heat oven to 350°F. Carefully peel paper-like skin from around bulb of garlic, leaving just enough to hold garlic cloves together. Cut 1/4 to 1/2 inch from top of bulb to expose cloves. Place cut side up on 12-inch square of foil. Drizzle with 2 teaspoons of the oil; wrap securely. Place in pie plate or shallow baking dish.
  • 2 Bake 45 to 50 minutes or until garlic is tender when pierced with a fork. Cool 5 minutes. Gently squeeze garlic out of cloves onto cutting board; finely chop. Set aside.
  • 3 In 4-quart saucepan or Dutch oven, cook spaghetti as directed on box; drain. Return to saucepan; toss with roasted garlic, remaining 2 tablespoons oil, 1/2 cup of the Parmesan cheese, the salt, red pepper flakes and basil. Sprinkle with remaining 1/2 cup Parmesan cheese. Serve immediately.

Expert Tips

Serve this roasted garlic spaghetti with an Italian tossed salad.

Roast the garlic ahead of time, and refrigerate until ready to use.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
420.3
Calories from Fat
160
% Daily Value
Total Fat
17.3g
27%
Saturated Fat
6.1g
30%
Trans Fat
0g
Cholesterol
19.3mg
6%
Sodium
553.6mg
23%
Total Carbohydrate
47.5g
16%
Dietary Fiber
2.1g
8%
Sugars
1.9g
Protein
18.4g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
6%
6%
Vitamin C
7%
7%
Calcium
37.30%
37%
Iron
7.10%
7%
Exchanges:
3 1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 1 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 2 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
3 1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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