salt and pepper to taste
1 lb dried spaghetti
1/4 cup olive oil
about 4 tsp minced garlic from a jar (you could use 8 fresh cloves, too)
1 tblsp red pepper flakes
1/2 cup parsley, chopped
1/2 cup grated parmesan cheese
1 tblsp butter
- Cook pasta and reserve 1 cup of cooking water.
- Saute olive oil and garlic about 3 minutes. Add red pepper flakes and reserved pasta water. Bring the mixture to a simmer.
- Add the cooked spaghetti to the pan and season with salt and pepper.
- Remove from heat and mix in the parmesan, parsley, and butter.