Olive Oil Walnut Garlic Spaghetti

Olive Oil Walnut Garlic Spaghetti

What a fantastic combination of flavors for this favorite meatless pasta dish. Olive oil, walnuts, garlic, and your favorite pasta.

For our family, this is a traditional dish for our meatless Christmas Eve dinner. But, you don't have to wait a whole year to enjoy this flavor-filled pasta dish. This makes a perfect quick and easy meal for any meatless day on your menu.

Walnut Olive oil pasta sauce

This one is so quick and easy you could have it on the table in 30 minutes or less. So, it's perfect if you worked all day and want a meatless meal.

In a 12-inch pan Saute' the olive oil, garlic, and walnuts over medium to low heat. Saute' until the walnuts are toasted and browned.

Start and cook your favorite pasta. We always use spaghetti.

When the pasta is cooked to your liking, drain it and add it to the Saute' pan. Toss together until all is mixed well.

Add your Romano or Parmesan cheese and enjoy. There are some options to add if you like them. I'll mark the options in the ingredients.


1/4 cup olive oil
3 cloves garlic (minced)
1 cup chopped walnuts
1 lb. Spaghetti or your favorite pasta
1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes (Optional)
1 teaspoon lemon zest (Optional)
Garnish with Freshly chopped parsley (Optional)
Salt and pepper to taste
Romano or Parmesan Cheese 

  1. In a large pan add the olive oil and heat over low heat.
  2. Add the garlic, and chopped walnuts. This would be the time to add the pepper flakes and lemon zest if you choose.
  3. Saute' until the walnuts are toasted careful not to burn.
  4. Add the cooked pasta to the saute' pan and toss. 
  5. Garnish with parsley if you like and serve.
As always thanks for stopping by and I hope you enjoy.


  1. I make spaghetti once a week. My family loves it. This one is going into my favorites.

    1. I hope you and your family enjoy this one. Thanks so much Brenda for stopping by.

  2. Mmmm! I never think of nuts and pasta together but this looks delicious. I'll have to try it sometime!

    1. This one is very tasty Carlee. I hope you enjoy it if you do give it a try. Thanks so much for stopping by.

  3. I would have never thought of this combination--thanks! It really sounds good!

    1. This is really full of flavor, Karen. And, so easy to make. Thanks for stopping by :)

  4. Yum. I love pasta and meatless dishes in particular. I just went off sugar Jan 1 and am not quite ready to start adding such high carb loads on as pasta. BUT, I am saving this. There will come a day . . . Thanks

  5. Well, at least the walnuts are good for you Janet. I do hope you enjoy it. Thanks for stopping by!

  6. Bookmarked this. Yum to the max! Thanks for sharing such deliciousness.

  7. That sounds so simple and tasty. I must print this out for next time my vegan friends arrive.

  8. I might have to make this one a main dish any time of the year since I am a vegetarian!


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