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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!

A pair of tongs lifts Super Easy Olive Oil Pasta, seasoned with red pepper flakes and fresh parsley, from a bowl

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.

A bowl of Super Easy Olive Oil Pasta, seasoned with red pepper flakes and chopped fresh parsley

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 or

A fork lifts a bite of Super Easy Olive Oil Pasta from a bowl

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.

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!

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!

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!
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
  • 1 pound spaghetti
  • 2 tablespoons salt
  • 1/4 cup + 2 tablespoons extra-virgin HemisFares olive oil
  • 8 garlic cloves minced
  • 1/2 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 1/4 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.


Calories: 367kcal | Carbohydrates: 58g | Protein: 10g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 2334mg | Potassium: 195mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 220IU | Vitamin C: 4.5mg | Calcium: 26mg | Iron: 1.2mg
Course: Main Dish, Side Dish
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: Olive Oil Pasta

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MaryAnn Ahrens

This is the oldest recipe in the world. My parents used to make it during the depression and it’s been my favorite since I was a child. . . and I’m turning 77.

Gloria Perniciaro

5 stars
We Italian’s ate this all the time when I was kid, lol many years ago! It was cheap dinner, but loved it and I still cook it !! Great dish!!

James Caroleo

5 stars
Delish just the way it is. I also use some anchovies at the very end.


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Anchovies! What a great idea. I’ll definitely have to try it.

Noreen Knox

5 stars
A favorite. Have used garlic powder if really pressed for time. Some family members sprinkle a little grated Parmesan on top. All good! Add-ins: shrimp, chicken, broccoli, spinach, red bell pepper. Limitless!

Cheryl Pugh

Can you add frozen spinach too that??


I did this recipe using the salsa based and ravioli with spinach. So Delicious!

rick neumann

I had to add a coupla TBS of capers. nexy time will spinach and chick peas

Greta Ebersole

This recipe is absolutely delicious and soooo versatile. I served it with roasted shrimp, lemon chicken and roasted veggies and it’s all good. Thank you for this greeat recipe.


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I just cooked this, and just tasted it. I didn’t have red pepper flakes or fresh garlic so I swapped it out with garlic salt and chili powder and also added a little paprika.. wow can I say this turned out so DELICIOUS OMG that lemon juice taste with the chili powder .. definitely making this again.


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Wow, delicious recipe !!! Also added organic cooked broccoli to get a veggie in there. Would taste awesome with some sautéed shrimp, too. I will absolutely make this again and again. Beware, it IS very garlicky, so if you don’t like garlic, you might not love this recipe …


5 stars
LOVE it! Ate it as a child & still do, especially during Lent.

Lynne A. Robinson

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I just love olive oil pasta. its gr8 as a meal or just a side try adding chicken as well yummy

Jessie Teo

Easy n healthy meal to prep.

Robin Heil

I’ve had this dish since I was a child minus the lemon. I still make it today for my family.

Shaina Gunnell

Where do you get your olive oil? Looks yummy!!


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I made the sauce but added my own twists to it and used elbow noodles instead of spaghetti.

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