Linguine with Basil & Garlic Aioli

Here’s a simple ‘go to’ for a quick and delicious pasta with little fuss. Pasta Aioli… So simple yet so good! I would eat this a lot in college because it was something that didn’t require a lot of time or money. I will admit in college I used dried spices instead of fresh and my cheese was probably not real cheese but a cheese substitute….LOL! It was good then, but better now that I only have the best ingredients on hand.   

Linguine with Basil & Garlic Aioli
1 package linguine noodles
3/4 cup good olive oil
8-10 cloves of garlic chopped
1/4 cup fresh basil chopped
1/4 cup fresh parsley chopped
salt & pepper
2 Tbs butter
1/4 cup pasta water
1/2 cup Parmesan cheese

Boil Linguine according to box directions in a large pot. Here’s a tip I discovered by accident…use a wine bottle cork to prevent water from boiling over. Strain pasta; reserve 1/4 cup pasta water. Return pot to stove and heat olive oil on medium-high. Add garlic first and cook for one minute. Add herbs and cook for an additional minute. Return pasta to pot. Add butter, 1/4 cup pasta water and Parmesan cheese. Toss generously.

Serve and Eat!



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7 thoughts on “Linguine with Basil & Garlic Aioli

  1. That looks so delicious. Basil, garlic and Parmesan. What an powerful combo. My Italian friends say it only tastes good with good pasta. I was able to find some ‘good’ pasta. And they were right! I have picked some basil and will make your delightful recipe this afternoon


  2. I hope it was good… I love pasta, and I love simple. Today I made copious amounts of pesto. Another easy go to… once you make it… Lol!


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