• Servings 4
  • Prep 15 min
  • Cook 10 min
  • Cuisine
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Roman Spaghetti with Garlic Olive Oil and Black Pepper


  • 1 lb spaghetti
  • kosher salt
  • 3/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/4 cup pasta water
  • 8 cloves garlic, sliced
  • zest and jui1/4 cup pasta water
  • ce of 1 lemon
  • 2 tbs coarsely ground black pepper
  • 1 and 1/4 cups Italian parsley leaves
  • Fresh grated Parmesan for serving


  • Cook the pasta according to package directions.
  • Add the olive oil to a large saute pan and using medium heat add the garlic, lemon juice and zest.
  • Lightly toast garlic for 2-3 minutes.
  • Whisk in 1/4 cup of the pasta water, then add in the Spaghetti and coat well.
  • Add the parsley leaves and black pepper and combine well.
  • Simmer for 3-4 minutes the add the spaghetti and sauce to a large platter and serve topped with Parmesan cheese. 

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