This Super Easy Olive Oil Pasta is a simple side dish that is quick to make and easily customizable to become a full meal. Just add meat and veggies!
This is a sponsored post for HemisFares™ brand that is available exclusively at Kroger family of stores. All opinions are honest and 100% my own.
Need a super easy pasta recipe to keep up your sleeve? This one is perfect! It’s super simple and easy to make, and is full of wonderful garlic and olive oil flavor. You can serve it up as a side dish or add some meat and veggies for a complete meal. It’s a versatile recipe that’s worth holding onto!
This recipe would be really good served up with my Grilled Lemon Herb Chicken Skewers and some Grilled Vegetables for a great summer dinner. Or you could serve it alongside my Lasagna Stuffed Chicken or my Italian Stuffed Chicken for more of an all seasons meal.
This recipe features HemisFares Olive Oil. HemisFares is a new line of high end products sold at Kroger banner stores. They are catering to foodies and I absolutely love it! They are bringing high end specialty products from around the world and bringing them to your local grocery store. Get the name now? It’s kind of awesome.
My local Kroger banner store is Smith’s. As a blogger, I spend a lot of time there. They have so many different new products showing up and I love seeing them pop up (Hello, gelato!). HemisFares extra virgin olive oil is Find No. 48 (it’s even printed on the bottle). Now I need to find 1-47. For more information on HemisFares you can check out the website HemisFaresFinds.com or facebook.com/Hemisfares.
This recipe needs a high end olive oil, as it makes a huge difference in the final flavor. Olive oil is the featured flavor here and you need one that is quality. It’ll make all the difference so be sure to use a good one like HemisFares.
Be sure to cook your pasta in salted water for this recipe. I’ve even listed it as an ingredient and in the instructions. You want the pasta to soak up some of the salty water to season your pasta. You can always add more salt to taste if needed.
Watch the video below where I walk you through every step of the recipe in a quick, fun, entertaining little video. You can see all of my short recipe videos over on Facebook so be sure to follow along!
Super Easy Olive Oil Pasta
- 1 pound spaghetti
- 2 tablespoons salt
- ¼ cup + 2 tablespoons extra-virgin HemisFares olive oil
- 8 garlic cloves, minced
- ½ teaspoon red pepper flakes
- 2 teaspoons lemon juice
- 3 tablespoons finely chopped fresh parsley
- Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Add in 2 tablespoons salt to the water and cook the pasta according to package directions.
- In a small saucepan, pour in ¼ cup olive oil and heat over low heat for 60 seconds. Add in garlic and red pepper flakes. Stir and cook 60 seconds. Remove from heat.
- Pour olive oil mixture over the cooked and drained pasta. Add in additional 2 tablespoons of olive oil. Pour in lemon juice and parsley and toss until pasta is coated.