Garlic Spaghetti

Total Time:
1 hr
Prep:
20 min
Cook:
40 min

Yield:
4 servings
Level:
Easy

Ingredients
  • 9 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 6 tablespoons butter
  • 1 (15-ounce) can crushed tomatoes
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 pound spaghetti, cooked al dente
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh basil
  • Grated Parmesan, for garnish
Directions

In a small saucepan, cook the garlic in the olive oil for 30 minutes on low heat. Stir occasionally to keep the garlic from drying out. In a medium saucepan, add the butter and tomatoes, and stir until well blended and the butter is melted. Stir in the garlic oil and season with salt and pepper. Allow the flavors to meld for 10 minutes. Toss with the spaghetti and serve garnished with basil and Parmesan.


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DELICIOUS! I make this once a week; it is so easy. It's become a family favorite. Please don't change a thing; it's perfect just the way it's written. Thanks Melissa! item not reviewed by moderator and published
FYI...LEAVE the recipe alone! It is great as it is written. I don't get these people that change the recipe and have to post it! Adding sugar no less! (Yuk) Having come from an Italian heritage there are just some things you don't do! Adding a carrot to the sauce and then removing it will sweeten the sauce with the natural sugars from the carrot. OR you can chop it up in the sauce. Dried herbs aren't anything like the fresh basil and that completely changes the sauce!! It is no longer a garlic sauce! This recipe is perfect the way it is. Very reminiscent of a pasta I had in Rome. In fact almost identical. If you want more garlic then add the garlic, less then put less but why the listing of what you changed and how much! Ridiculous as it drives me crazy that reviewers have to do this. AGAIN...leave the recipe alone as it is great the way it is! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Based on some of the previous reviews I made the following adjustments: reduced the olive oil to 1/3 cup reduced the butter to 3 Tbsp. and used a larger 28 ounce can of tomatoes I also added a couple tsp of sugar like I do for all canned tomato products and used about a tsp of Italian seasoning blend because I didn't have fresh basil. Regardless of the changes I loved this sauce and will definitely make it again. I've also recommended it to my garlic-loving Mom! item not reviewed by moderator and published
this recipe is pretty good and makes great leftovers the next day! item not reviewed by moderator and published
The recipe is not clear as to whether you are supposed to strain the cooked garlic from the oil (and use only the oil) or whether you use both the oil and cooked garlic pieces. So what’s the verdict? Oil only or Garlic & Oil? item not reviewed by moderator and published
I love this sauce. It has become the base of my go to marinara. I've changed it over the course of making it 15 or so times. The complaints about having too much oil and butter are legit. What I've done is actually use more oil to cook the garlic and once it's done, I strain the garlic out then add it to half the amount of butter and melt it together for an amazing mixture of butter and garlic, then add that to the sauce. I save the leftover oil and add as I need it. I bottle the garlic oil and use it in anything that I want to add a garlic flavor to. There are countless modifications that you can make to this sauce. Fresh basil, roasted mushrooms, romano cheese, any kind of meat, etc. It's so simple, but so delicious as a starting tomato sauce that it's hard to go wrong with it. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I really liked this sauce, it was mellow and garlicky . The only thing I would do different is to cut down on the oil. I like what the oil and butter add to the dish, but there was so much that it wouldn't stay incorporated with the tomatoes. It probably wouldn't hurt to cut the oil and butter in half. That said, this dish has great flavor! item not reviewed by moderator and published
PERFECT!!! AWESOME!!! EVERYONE LOVED IT!!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Yummy for spaghetti or sauce for lasagna...also good to saute some finely chooped onions with the garlic..Easy and tasty! item not reviewed by moderator and published
It was very delicious! This sauce can be used for anything too. We loved it! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I cooked this for my friends, and they all loved it! Yummy garlic taste. I added turkey Italian sausage for some protein; it was great! I also used 1/3 cup of oil to cook the garlic and it kept the garlic covered. I also followed others' reviews and used a 28 oz can of crushed tomatoes as well, it still had plenty of garlic taste with a little more sauce. It's worth a try! item not reviewed by moderator and published
AMAZING SAUCE! SIMPLE AND DELICIOUS item not reviewed by moderator and published
My 9 year old daughter and I made this recipe together. We both loved it! (: The sauce was extremely easy to make and extremely tasty. This recipe will be added to our family favorites. (: item not reviewed by moderator and published
Very easy to make, and a good sauce. I tried it twice, using 12 cloves the second time. I noticed the garlic the more I ate it, but I think the garlic I used just wasn't as flavorful. I wish we had easy access to Christopher Ranch garlic, I think they have the best. item not reviewed by moderator and published
absolutely wonderful....will be our go to spaghetti sauce from now on. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I love this combo. What I do is to cook half the garlic and keep the other half raw garlic(and sometimes extra garlic as I love garlic and add it at the end along with the grated parmesan cheese. I don't always use the crushed tomatoes - I sometimes like it without. In addition, I also use fresh or dried oregano as well if I want a more enhanced flavor and at times add fresh lemon zest and juice (with or without the tomatoes for a more vibrant flavor to perk it up. All the above gives this receipe pizzazz! Sometimes I add shallots, green onions or fresh chives for variety. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I'm not much of a fan of Melissa, but after seeing flipping through the channels, and seeing this recipe, I decided to give it a try.....DELICIOUS! I was concerned about all the fat from the butter and olive oil, however it does flavor the dish very well. I increased the garlic cloves (large to 12...I love garlic! Simple and flavorful and inexpensive to create. I too used a full can 28oz of crushed tomatoes. Next time, I'm thinking about adding shrimp or chicken to the dish. Rather than spaghetti, I used petite penni pasta. This one's a keeper! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Not impressed with this as a main dish as shown. I found the sauce far too heavy and not enough garlic flavor. Garlic cloves come in all sizes and maybe a better measurement would help here - maybe I did not use enough. All in all, not enough flavor for the calories it packs. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Sauce is very good. I added finely minced onion to the oil, used a 28 oz can San Marzano crushed tomatoes and lots of red pepper flakes to taste. It's one of those delicious recipes that tastes so light, but really isn't but then again the ratio of oil and butter to the spaghetti might not be that bad. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I love the taste of garlic and butter with the tomatoes. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Loved it item not reviewed by moderator and published
This is a hit every time I make it. I add meat or sausage to it some times and it's still tasty and inexpensive to make! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Very delicious! Can't wait to make it again! Thanks Melissa! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Loved this! Saw it on the show while in a waiting room and my 8-year old and I decided we would make it... Before I even added the garlic oil in, I added a few things to the canned tomatoes (which I used the 28oz can of - $1.79 on sale: garlic salt, pepper, sugar and chicken bouillon. Let those simmer for a bit together... Just kept tasting until I liked the taste, then added the oil. I cut up smoked sausage, cooked in the pan where oil was with a little of the sauce and sprinkled those on top of the spaghetti in each bowl. 8 and 11 year old and hubby loved it. No Parmesan, but served with mama Bella's garlic toast.. Mmmmmmmm! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Loved this. I always make the garlic oil and feel the pasta always needs more flavor. The butter and crushed tomatoes gave this another depth of flavor I really liked. Actually used a can of diced tomatoes, about 5 tbs of butter and added spicy chicken sausage to the pasta. Also served with a wedge of fresh parm cheese for grating. Always have these ingredients on hand and will use about 1/4 cup of oil next time. item not reviewed by moderator and published
loved this recipe, simple and delicious!!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
this is GREAT, tasty, simple and not expensive...all loved it and want it more often item not reviewed by moderator and published
This Garlic Spaghetti was fabulous!! It went beyond my expectations. I did use a second can of tomatoes tho. I have become a great fan of Melissa's!! : item not reviewed by moderator and published
I'm sorry, maybe it's just my taste buds, but I found this to be a greasy, overpowering sauce that left a bitter garlic aftertaste in my mouth. I couldn't even stand the smell of it and I LOVE garlic and butter... I mean, what is not to celebrate there? Well, no celebration here, just basically TOO much of a good thing. Sorry, Melissa item not reviewed by moderator and published
Easy and delicious. Will make again. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This is the easiest and best tasting sauce! A little sauce goes a LONG way. We love you here Melissa! You are doing great and we adore your show! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Easy, simple, tasty! I used an extra can of tomatoes, and added sugar to take away some of the acidity. Otherwise, I followed the recipe exactly and it turned out beautifully. A very rich and satisfying dinner without meat. (Not to be confused with low fat, though! I will make again. item not reviewed by moderator and published
OMG! Very good and easy to make, so tasty. My husband is not a pasta lover like me and he ate twice...Excelente! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Very good! simmer the garlic in a small sauce pan, so it stays submerged in the Olive Oil on lowest of heat. The garlic kinda melts into the pasta, no clumps of garlic. I had a house full of teens and they didn't leave 1 noodle! item not reviewed by moderator and published
This is now my go to sauce! I LOVE garlic & this recipe makes me so happy. Of course I added more cloces (12 or so. Cut butter back. But it came out fab! On top of Garlic wheat pasta.. Divine!!! Next time I'm going to make it a 1 pot & just add the crushed tomato & butter to the garlic & olive oil. A sprinkling of oregano & parsely kicks it up too...but those are just my go to when making pasta. ENJOY! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I pride myself on knowing a good recipe when I see one--and this one cannot miss--however I will take up the suggestion of using spaghetti squash--just have to watch those calories..well, maybe a ittle bit of pasta too...what a find and how perceptive of that chef long ago who recognized a kindred cooking spirit and shared this gem with her.! item not reviewed by moderator and published
this was very good! I would rate it 5 stars with the changes I made though..Add red pepper flakes and spinach to garlic oil last few minutes. Use spaghetti squash instead of pasta. Very yummy indeed! parm and fresh basil a must! thanks for a great start to a new favorite!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Be very careful with the garlic..I thought I had it on low heat and I burned it..I still used it I just had to strain out the pieces of garlic..It was still delicious...Next time I will just let the garlic sort of steep in the oil in very low heat..and I won't use as much o/o item not reviewed by moderator and published
I have just finished making this recipe, and I have to say that it is really very good. I used a 15 oz tin of tomatoes with green chillies and a 15 oz tin of regular crushed tomatoes. I put them in the food processor which makes a lot of difference to the consistency of the sauce. Served it with my home made garlic/herb bread and angel hair pasta. Absolutely delicious. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Loved it, fattening though so I cut down on olive oil and butter, I used half of what it called for for each and it was great! Served it over tri colo fettucine to boost it, my family loved it! item not reviewed by moderator and published
OMG, I just made this and it is delicious. I changed the recipe a little by adding 2 can of roasted tomatoes instead of one and I also added seafood. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I made this recipe today after watching the show and it was amazing... The garlic oil came out great the garlic was butter like and once simmered all together it was not oily but creamy. Served it with whole grain angel hair and fresh baguettes. This sauce was a hit as my family loves garlic and will be making it again!!! Thanks Melissa item not reviewed by moderator and published
I think I was eating at a 5 star Italian restaurant with this tomato sauce. Now I know what makes a tomato sauce so good, lots of butter and olive oil. Thanks Melissa. Gonna try the bean recipe from this episode too. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Very good! I threw in red pepper flakes in the last 10 min of the garlic cooking. I strained my oil, like another reviewer did, because the garlic did look burnt. I was a little afraid of what that would taste like. But it was just enough garlic flavor. I also added oregano, shredded chicken & only had dried basil. I think fresh basil is definitely key in this dish. Overall, a very yummy spaghetti!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
One word comes to mind- silky. Yes, it's a tiny bit oily, but I haven't added the pasta yet so I think it will be perfect. The sauce itself is very garlicky, in a nutty, sweet way and the consistency is wonderful. I did make a few alterations based on previous reviews. I used two 14.5 oz. cans of fire-roasted tomatoes, added oregano and chili flakes, and reduced the butter to 4 tsp. because that's all I had at the time. I also like my sauce really thick so I added a small can of tomato paste. It is wonderful! Thanks Melissa! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I was concerned that my sauce would be bitter because my garlic was brown to the point of crispy looking. I used a small pot as recommended, so the garlic did not dry out. All I can say is "YUM". I did not have any basil or cheese but was dying to make it after watching the episode this morning. I can only imagine it will taste that much better w/ the basil and cheese. I will find out when I make it again this weekend! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I cooked the garlic spaghetti today and it was smash hit. My family loved it. I knew I would love it. I love garlic. I didn't tell my family that it had 9 cloves of garlic. They absolutely loved it. Thanks Mellissa. Ps I used a 28 oz can of crushed tomatoes. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Yum!!! Melissa does not disapoint!! i have tried many of her recipes and they always come out amazing. Thank you Melissa!!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
LOVED this recipe. Easy as it looks and sounds, it's equally delicious. As I was watching Ms. D'A make it on her show, I wondered how something so simple could be all she said it was. But she was right, it's easy, almost simplistic, but my husband and I had it for dinner, along with my home made sausage patties on the side a big salad and hubby's favorite garlic bread. I'll make it over and over....added bonus > the house smelles scrumptious as it's being prepared. Don't wait! Make it...........tonight! I'm going to... item not reviewed by moderator and published
this is without question one of the best garlic spaghgetti dishes I have made.I cook a great number of spaghgetti/pasta dishes and this is on the top of my list as one of the best item not reviewed by moderator and published
This was a big hit! Will definitely make it again, although my family is concerned about reeking of garlic!! I used a 28 oz. can of tomatoes and only 4 Tabl. of butter - this recipe is a keeper! item not reviewed by moderator and published
This was effortless and my whole family loved it. They said it was the best spaghetti they ever had. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This was awesome!! For those that think there is too much butter or olive oil, break it down by serving and it is OK. Been following a real/whole food way of eating and this definately is a hit that I will continue to make. No changes to the recipe, made as is with 100% imported organic tomatoes and organic wheat pasta. Yummm item not reviewed by moderator and published
I adjusted only by adding the garlic oil to taste. I think i ended up with 1/3 cup in sauce item not reviewed by moderator and published
One of my favorite recipes! It's a big hit with my friends!!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I have been looking for a recipe like this and when I saw your show, I was so excited! My family and I love it! My kids request this once a week now. I'm so happy I no longer have to spend $18.99 at our local italian restaurant. I use a large can (28oz of crushed tomatoes, same amount of butter/olive oil, 15 cloves of garlic, 2 lbs spaghetti noodles. Like I said, my family loves it so I have to make a lot! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I loved it! I love garlic so this was perfect. It was a little bit oily but is a nice change compared to canned sauce. I used a large can of crushed tomatoes and that helped a lot! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I love it! I have already made it twice. Did add some sugar to balance the acid or sour flavor of the canned tomatoes. I used a large can of crushed tomatoes as well and a bit less of olive oil and butter. The second time I added some shredded roasted chicken, it was delicioso! item not reviewed by moderator and published
This recipe had a delicious flavor. Reading other reviews regarding the excess oil in the dish, I used 1/2 of the garlic sauteed in oil and saved the rest for garlic bread. I also used a 28 oz can of stewed tomatoes, processed in my food processor, instead of the 15 oz size can. I added a tablespoon of dried oregano and simmered all. This recipe was so delicious. However, the next day I brushed my teeth, gums, tongue, flossed and rinsed with scope and was immediately told my breath smelled of garlic, for two days!! As a dental hygienist I must file this recipe in the "so sorry, I can't make this again" file. That is why I gave it 3 stars. For flavor, it gets 5 stars if you follow my recipe tweeks. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Delicious! I added spinach and shrimp to mine and it was very good. The sauce is a bit oily but very tasty and I would definitely make it again, The basil on top at the end makes a big difference. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Loved it, who couldn't with all that garlic!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I made the sauce using 2 cans of fire roasted tomatoes, 2 Tbsp. sugar, crushed red pepper flakes, a handful of raw shrimp and let the basil steep in the sauce for a few minutes before mixing in the pasta. IT WAS SOOO GOOD!!! No, you can't eat this decadent sauce every day, but if you're looking for a really good pasta dish without the expensive Italian restaurant prices, this is it. My 3 kids and husband LOVED it! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Dissappointing. It was too oily and not enough flavor. It has potential but needs more to take it up a notch. I'll give this another whirl since it was really easy and economical to make, but next time I'll add in red pepper flakes and perhaps try the fire roasted tomatoes like other reviewers used to kick up the flavor. item not reviewed by moderator and published
So easy, and so delicious, hard to believe I made it! Even my husband was impressed. He says that it is his new favorite. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This is the most delicious spaghetti recipe I've EVER made. I prepped the sauce last night as I was cooking dinner. Left it in the fridge overnight and made the spaghetti dinner tonight. It is WONDERFUL, I highly recommend trying this one! I think it's the butter in the sauce that gives it "the taste". Pretty rich, you couldn't eat it EVERY day. But if you want to indulge now and then.........THIS IS THE GO TO RECIPE!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
This has a perfect amount of garlic which is very flavorful there wasn't enough tomatoes in 14 oz. and even if you used a 28 oz. can you are still using almost 1 cup of oil and butter combined, maybe cutting the amount of oil and butter in half and using more tomato, this would be perfecto! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Melissa, I love you! :) I've watched you since THE NEXT FOOD NETWORK STAR and I was rooting for you! I think you are a fantastic chef! I love how you try to make cooking affordable but fun and delicious! I made this for my husband and a group of friends and everyone absolutely loved it!! It was such a hit. Even to this day, friends ask me for this "secret pasta sauce" LOL Absolutely delicious but very garlicky... but we love garlic! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Loved this!!! I used a little bit less noodles because I was afraid there wouldnt be enough sauce. Also, the cheese and basil on top is a must! soooo yummy - don't be afraid of too much garlic or oil/butter - the garlic turns sweet and mild. I will def make this again! My husband also liked it, and he isn't a huge garlic fan! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Loved this...great family recipe and a vegetarian meal too! My one soon who never likes tomatoes unless they are on a pizza, liked this too. Will make again and again. item not reviewed by moderator and published
FABULOUS - VERY - VERY GOOD !!!!! Dear "cooking mama" there is no MILK used on the show or in the recipe. What are you talking about? Dear sgpayne - Indiana - they DO so make cans of tomatoes less that 28 oz. - 15-16 oz. of "diced tomatoes" will do just fine - in fact that's what she used on TV - use your imagination!!!!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
FOR THE FIRST TIME IN 72 YEARS I LIKE SPAGHETTI!!!!! I have made all types because my kids and grandkids love spaghetti and I normally don't eat it. I don't particularly like tomato sauce, and this one has very little -- but lots of garlic! I made it last night for my husband and myself and for the first time in my life I ate leftover spaghetti for lunch today!!!! He loved it and so did I - can't wait to make it for my grandchildren. Thank you Melissa :) I didn't see on the show whether the garlic browned, but mine did and I loved the taste of browned garlic (not burnt). I didn't strain the garlic -- it gave the sauce a little crunchiness. item not reviewed by moderator and published
It's delicious!!!! I just made some for dinner and I can't stop eating it. It's easy, inexpensive and Tasty!! Thanks Melissa!! It's definitely going in my repitoire. The only thing I did different was to strain the oil and toss the garlic. Even though I slowly steeped the garlic, it started to turn bitter. But that was it...I Highly Recommend this dish! item not reviewed by moderator and published
This recipe is out-of-this world easy, and so good. Steeping the garlic in the olive oil is a wonderful technique. I added sauteed shrimp that I deglazed with a little white wine, and I used diced tomatoes (what I had). Went with 4T of butter. SO good! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I was skeptical at first about the amount of olive oil and butter in this recipe, thinking it would make the spaghetti heavy and a bit slimy. I was wrong. I followed the recipe exactly, and it came out wonderfully. Again, Melissa was right; slowly simmering the garlic brought out the sweetness, and the butter added a richness to the tomato sauce. I'll make this one again and again. item not reviewed by moderator and published
OMG! it was great. I made it for my husband who usually makes his own red sauce which is the best!! he was impressed with this recipe. thank you.. item not reviewed by moderator and published
AWESOME!! Very garlicky and delicious. A keeper! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I love this recipe so fresh and good with out sauce. I have it as much as possible. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I just made this, I cooked the garlic with olive oil very slow for about an hour, combined tomatoes, butter(used half) added fresh mushrooms, Banquet Garnee (combo of many italian spices), crushed red peppers, salt and pepper (simmered for about a hour). Cooked angel hair and garnished with parm and fresh basil. It was good but it lacked something, maybe a pinch of fennel or sugar, I'm not quite sure but something was missing. Still not bad for getting your easy pasta and sauce fix. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I am soooooo totally addicted to this...watched Melissa make this on tv months ago..By the way, .so nice of the restaurant to share the recipe with her...the only thing I did differently was add a little bit of sugar...I always do that to gravy, sauce, whatever you choose to call it...and also Chili for inquiring minds...I highly recommend this!!!!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
omg i made this dish sssssoooo good and so simple will totally make it again item not reviewed by moderator and published
Easy - Delicious - Economical. This recipe is simply awesome ! item not reviewed by moderator and published
best pasta ever!! i read some comments before making this and changed the recipe a bit. i used tomato sauce (because i didn't have crushed tomatoes) and i didnt use any butter. after infusing the oil with garlic i poured the tomato sauce right into the pot and allowed those flavors to simmer for a bit before adding it to spaghetti.delicious! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I loved this dish, and so did my family. I only had fire roasted tomatoes, and added some crushed red pepper flake, and it was was phenomenal! I doubled the amount of everything, and used the left over sauce for a base of a soup recipe I made the next day! I would reccomend this dish to anyone who loves garlic! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I was excited about making this after watching her show but the recipe here is different - I remember her using milk on her show. I thought the sauce was kind of runny and greasy. It tasted good but could use more flavor. It is high calorie/fat for a meatless sauce and I would be okay with that if it was AMAZING, but it isn't. It is good. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I used diced fire roasted tomatoes and then put them into a food processor because I don't like chunks of tomatoes and I couldn't find crushed tomatoes in a 15 oz can. This came out pretty good, it looked like it would be too oily when I was first making it but once you mix everything together it's fine. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I was really excited to try this- I LOVE garlic, and this week I am trying a vegan diet; but I was slightly disappointed in this recipe. I thought it was good, overall, but the next time I make it I will reduce the amount of garlic, oil and butter (I, too, made in one pot, and added in a can of roasted tomatoes for varying texture). One tip: be careful not to burn the garlic. My pan was WAY too hot the first time around and I had to start over, then for the second batch, I don't think was cooked on a high enough flame. item not reviewed by moderator and published
WOW. Insanely good. I followed the directions exactly except for adding a little red pepper flake, used tomato sauce instead of crushed tomatoes, and added the butter and tomato to the oil pot instead of dirtying another pot. I would totally serve this to guests and I love that it has so few ingredients. Cooking the garlic low and slow like that really developed the flavor into something more complex, my husband asked if it had wine in it. Next time I'll play around with the oil and butter content to see how low I can get the calories without sacrificing too much flavor. Right now there's about 450 calories per serving just for the sauce. It's a splurge, but worth every calorie. I had it for lunch and then ate a really light dinner. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Absolutely delicious and so easy! It has been added to our favorites list. Anytime I can get dinner on the table in 40 minutes or less is a huge time saving plus and this dinner tastes so good. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Made this last night and WHAT A WASTE OF TIME! The sauce was greasy and just tasted like I opened up a can of tomato sauce, warmed it up, and dumped it on a plate of pasta. I'm upset that I used my good butter, Plugra for this cruddy recipe! In order for the garlic not to dry out, you have to use a small saucepan. Eyeballing what she did, she didn't give her audience the right amounts. If I had used the pan she used, my garlic would have burned and dried out for sure. I doubled up on the garlic and it still didn't seem enough, but we're garlic lovers. They don't make cans of crushed tomatoes any smaller than 28 oz. I used the whole thing and it was a good thing I did, otherwise, this greasy oil slick of a dish would be worse. If I make this again, I'm making it my way, with roasted tomatoes, more garlic, less butter, and maybe some red pepper flakes or something to help make this sauce taste better. In the end, it just left a buttery film in my mouth with the taste of raw tomato sauce. item not reviewed by moderator and published
You would think this would be really garlicky but it's not. My boys like saucy pasta so I almost doubled the tomatos and this was one of their favorite pasta dishes EVER!!!!! Mrs. Butterworth item not reviewed by moderator and published
I absolutely loved this. The flavors were surprisingly complex considering how few ingredients are used and how easy it was. Used a bit less butter, but will probably cut back to about 1/2 of what's called for in the recipe b/c I still found it to be a bit on the greasy side, especially when reheated. I also used plain tomato sauce instead of crushed tomatoes. Will definitely be making this on a regular basis. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This is fantastic. Thanks for the great recipe! Didn't think it was too much butter or oil. Used about 3/4 of a 28 oz. can of crushed tomatoes. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This was wonderful and delicious! I followed the recipe exactly and the whole family loved it! Will definitely make again. item not reviewed by moderator and published
OMG, soooo good and easy! It's going to be a new go-to. I am not sure what the bad reviews are all about, my guess is they burned the garlic. Low and slow, people! I like everything of hers that I've made. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I loved this spaghetti and so did my husband! It is so easy and so delicious. Just as good left over, too. I might cut down the butter slightly next time but not much. It is really what makes it so good I think. Fresh parmesan cheese is a nice finish along with the basil. Next time I make it I will dress it with sauteed mushrooms or add some scallops or shrimp. This is a basic recipe that can be the foundation for many wonderful interpretations, but it is yummy just as it. Economical, too. Thanks, Melissa! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I really like this recipe and being the first of Melissa's I have made I read the reviews however didn't change anything on the first try. I really didn't have a problem with it being too greasy however I do agree that it didn't coat the pasta as I would have liked. I think next time I would add more tomatoes but overall will definitely make again! item not reviewed by moderator and published
We loved this recipe! Although I was a little worried about the amount of butter required, it was definitely worth adding the full amount. Next time I may play around with the ingredients by adding a little red pepper and maybe a shrimp or twenty. It's a keeper. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This was so simple to make and delicious. I was worried a bit about the butter and oil in it, but it's better than buying a sauce with lots of chemicals you can't pronounce. It was delicious and my children and husband both loved it. I think it makes WAY more food than to just feed 4 people, but enjoy having the leftovers. I think it could also work as a good base for adding other veggies or herbs into. I may try using less butter next time to reduce the saturated fat. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Simple and delicious! All ages loved it and it didn't break the bank! Or take too much time. I just love Melissa's meals. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Excellent flavor, but felt is was lacky in depth. Needed more texture. Very simple and easy recipe. My 5 year old and 1 year old both enjoyed the recipe. Will definitely make again, but will adjust amt of butter and will use diced tomatoes instead of crushed. The fresh basil is a must. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Bravissima!!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
you keep the garlic in the sauce on the show item not reviewed by moderator and published
I just watched this episode. Melissa poured the garlic/oil mixture directly into the tomatoes that were simmering on the stove. Stir it to combine well and then add the cooked pasta. item not reviewed by moderator and published

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