Spaghetti with Garlic, Olive Oil, and Chili Flakes + Italian Sausage Meatballs

Spaghetti Recipe


  • 7 ounces of spaghetti
  • 2 large or 3 small garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons of chili pepper flakes
  • 1/4 cup of extra-virgin olive oil
  • 3/4 teaspoon of salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon of ground black pepper


The measurements in this recipe can be shifted depending on your taste preferences.

  1. Cook spaghetti according to the directions on the package, until it is al dente.
  2. Strain spaghetti and place in a large serving dish.
  3. Add minced garlic, chili pepper flakes, olive oil, salt, and pepper, and mix together well.
  4. Serve with meatballs and shredded parmesan cheese.

Recipe from Yum Sugar.

Meatball Recipe


  • 1 pound ground Italian sausage (or ground turkey/beef)
  • 1/2 Italian style bread crumbs
  • 1/4 cup uncooked barley
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 1/2 t salt
  • 1/2 t Italian seasoning
  • 1/4 t basil
  • 1/4 t garlic powder
  • 1/2 t onion powder
  • 1/2 t Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 egg

Mix all ingredients together in large bowl. You can either roll the mixture into Tablespoon sized balls or use a greased mini muffin pan. It was the first time I tried the mini muffin pan idea, but I will definitely use this method from now on.

Heat oven to 400 °F and cook for 15-20 minutes.

Photo Feb 05, 5 48 17 PM

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