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Pasta with Garlic and Olives

  • Author: Seonkyoung Longest
  • Cook Time: 12 minutes
  • Total Time: 12 minutes
  • Yield: 6 1x


  • 1 lb spaghetti or your favorite pasta
  • 4 tbsp extra virgin olive oil, divided
  • 1/2 onion, chopped
  • 20 cloves garlic, sliced (you could use less if you prefer)
  • Generous amount pinch of salt
  • Pinch of black pepper
  • 1/2 tsp red pepper flakes
  • 4 oz mixed olives, sliced
  • 3 tbsp nutritional yeast
  • Handful Italian flat or curly parsley, chopped


  1. Bring a large pot of water to a boil, add some salt and spaghetti. Cook by following directions of package you’re using.
  2. Heat a large skillet over medium low heat, add 2 tbsp olive oil, chopped onion, sliced garlic, a generous pinch of salt, pepper and red pepper flakes. Sauté until onions are softened and garlic is browned and fully cooked, about 5 to 7 minutes. Add sliced olives and sauté for 2 minutes.
  3. Add cooked spaghetti and sprinkle nutritional yeast on top of pasta. Mix everything together, until nutritional yeast is well combined. Pour 1/4 to 1/2 cup of pasta water as needed.
  4. Lastly, add 2 tbsp olive oil and chopped parsley then toss everything together. Enjoy while it’s hot!