Calabrese Style Spaghetti

Calabrese Style Spaghetti

38 Reviews 4 Pics
  • Prep

    10 m
  • Cook

    10 m
  • Ready In

    20 m
Paula Cortese
Recipe by  Paula Cortese

“Noodles with garlic, butter and grated Italian cheese. Serve with crunchy bread sticks and salad, if desired.”

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Original recipe yields 2 servings



  1. Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Add pasta and cook for 8 to 10 minutes or until al dente; drain.
  2. Immediately place pasta in a large bowl and mix in butter, garlic and cheese. After butter has completely melted, serve.

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Spaghetti with butter and parmesean cheese has been a long standing favorite in our house, but this surpasses it by far. The garlic adds a really nice touch, kind of a slight hint of extra taste in the back ground. I wouldn't normally use this much butter or cheese when I make this, but I did this time and boy was I surprised how much better it was. The cheese and butter get gooey and make a sort of sauce. My daughter and I will have this as a full meal when it is just the two of us, but will also make a great side dish to chicken. Thanks Paula, you improved on a dish I already loved.



This is very good. The only thing I did differently was use the butter to saute the garlic before tossing it with the pasta. I prefer a mellower flavor then you get with raw garlic. Adding a little bit of white onion to the saute adds a little sweetness, too. I found this recipe worked well with Parmesan cheese as well.



We really liked this dish, but it is a very good thing that we both ate it - crazy garlic breath! Coming from two garlic lovers, we found this dish to have way too much garlic in it, 1 tablespoon of minced garlic is plenty. As well, you could easily reduce the amount of cheese to say...2/3 cup. We will definitely make this again, but reduce the amount of cheese and garlic. I made this again, reduced the amount of cheese and garlic - and when I drained the pasta, I left a small amount of pasta water clinging to the noodles, made the sauce even creamier!

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Amount Per Serving (2 total)

  • Calories
  • 961 cal
  • 48%
  • Fat
  • 63.4 g
  • 97%
  • Carbs
  • 67.7 g
  • 22%
  • Protein
  • 30.9 g
  • 62%
  • Cholesterol
  • 184 mg
  • 61%
  • Sodium
  • 1047 mg
  • 42%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet



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