What To Make With Spaghetti Noodles Without Sauce

Olive Oil Pasta with Garlic

Admittedly, I tend to make poor decisions when I’m dining alone. Sometimes it’s drive-through fast food, and other times it’s pizza. And, yes, sometimes it’s ice cream.

I’ve been brainstorming quick dinner ideas to combat the junk food cravings that seem to strike when I’m on my own for dinner in an effort to stop this bad behavior.

If you’re craving fast food on a night when the bright lights beckon, olive oil and garlic pasta are the ideal combination. It’s a very simple pasta recipe that comes together quickly.

  • 2 ounces spaghetti
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 garlic clove, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley
  • 2 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese
  • ground black pepper

Remember, I enjoyed this while I was home alone for a week. If you don’t love super garlic-y pasta, you might want to cut the garlic amount in half (or if you really love garlic, chop up an extra clove!). I didn’t care if I reeked of garlic. Because, after all, that’s what a dinner for one is all about, do whatever brings you joy?

4. Bucatini Cacio e Pepe Bucatini Cacio E Pepe

This no-sauce pasta recipe will delight cheese and spice lovers with its creamy yet spicy flavors! The standout ingredients of this dish are pecorino romano cheese and black pepper.

Made from sheep’s milk, pecorino cheese is a hard, salty cheese. Combining this with parmesan will make your tastebuds sing!.

Cook your bucatini noodles first (linguine or spaghetti work equally well). In a pan, melt butter, toast some freshly cracked black pepper, and simmer pasta water.

Add your noodles, parmesan, and pecorino and stir to completely melt the cheese. We adore how this pasta recipe without sauce is a tasty, easy meal that’s perfect for a light lunch or appetizer.

Get the full recipe and directions here.

How to Make Pasta with Olive Oil and Garlic

You can prepare this quick pasta dish for one in the time it takes to boil the spaghetti. It’s so fast and easy!.

What To Make With Spaghetti Noodles Without Sauce

  • First, place a skillet over medium heat and warm the olive oil.
  • Cook the garlic in the oil until it softens and turns a light golden color. It won’t take long, so watch it closely and reduce the heat if it browns too quickly.
  • Before draining the pasta, set aside a tablespoon of the starchy pasta water.
  • Toss with the garlic oil after adding the cooked spaghetti and the tablespoon of starchy pasta water to the skillet.
  • Toss everything again, add the Parmesan cheese and chopped parsley, and serve!

What To Make With Spaghetti Noodles Without Sauce

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