Simple Garlic & Basil Pasta

This meal is everything I love - flavourful, frugal and simple to make. I've always wanted to make basil pasta but did not want to buy basil at the grocery store because I felt like it was a waste of money (herbs are so expensive!) and it was also a waste of plastic.

Fortunately, the sweet basil that I planted less than two months ago provided me with a bountiful of leaves and I love it so much! More than my thai basil actually because, for thai basil, it only taste good when you cook it with some sort of meat or seafood, which I don't always have on hand.

The ingredients for this dish is pretty basic and you might already have most of them in your pantry. If you love a bit MORE flavour in your pasta, I would suggest to grate in some Parmigiano Reggiano.


Hope you enjoy making this dish! Watch the video below:


  • 2 Tablespoon of Olive Oil

  • Butter (according to your taste)

  • 1-3 cloves of Garlic (depending on your taste)

  • A cup of Spaghetti Pasta

  • Salt & Pepper to taste

  • 2 Tablespoon of Grated Parmigiano Reggiano (optional)

  • A handful of Sweet Basil

Serving: 1

About Me

My name is Marion and I'm Malaysian. My website is where I like to blog about my personal finance journey, personal thoughts and anything that I feel is interesting. All I want is to have a balanced life.


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