Pasta with garlic olive oil sauce

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A "The Cupboard's Bare? No Sweat!" Classic
Best with spaghetti

Here's the ultimate fast, frugal and filling pantry meal: Sauté 10 whole peeled garlic cloves in olive oil. Toss the cooked pasta with the garlic, 1/2 cup grated Parmesan, a generous amount of freshly ground black pepper and chopped parsley. Depending on how much cheese you use, you may not need to add salt.