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Roasted Garlic and Parmesan Pasta

Course Appetiser
Cuisine Italian
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 30
Author The $5 Dinner Mom


  • 1 lb. spaghetti or other favorite noodles
  • 4 heads of garlic
  • Drizzle olive oil
  • 2 Tbsp parmesan cheese
  • Pinchful of oregano leaves
  • Salt and pepper


  1. Cook the pasta noodles as directed on the package.
  2. Preheat oven to 400.
  3. Cut off the tops of the garlic heads and place them in a small baking dish. Drizzle with olive oil, and place a small piece of foil over the top, so the tops don’t burn.
  4. Roast for 20-25 minutes, and enjoy the aroma.
  5. Remove from oven and let cool until you can handle them, about 5 minutes.
  6. Squeeze the roasted garlic into a small bowl or chopper/food processor. Add another drizzle of olive oil, the parmesan cheese, oregano leaves, salt and pepper. Mash well, or chop until “paste” forms.
  7. Once the noodles are cooked and drained, add the paste and toss together.
  8. Serve Roasted Garlic & Parmesan Noodles, as a side dish with baked chicken, beef roast, or other favorite Italian dish.