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Spicy Garlic Butter Linguini

You know me and fusion pasta – it’s an absolute passion of mine. And yours, too – this garlic butter linguini was the recipe that blew up my channel and continues to be a firm fan favourite. Lucky then that it’s quick and simple to make from minimal, pantry-staple ingredients.


Spicy Garlic Butter Linguini

5 minutes
15 minutes

200g (7 oz) linguine or spaghetti

75g unsalted butter

4 garlic cloves, finely chopped

1 tsp chilli flakes

2½ tbsp soy sauce

2½ tbsp oyster sauce

3 tbsp finely grated parmesan cheese, plus extra to serve

2 tbsp finely sliced spring onions (scallions)

Garlic oil:

4 tbsp extra virgin olive oil

6 garlic cloves, finely sliced

  • Step 1

    To make the garlic oil, place the oil and the garlic in a small saucepan over medium heat. Once the garlic is sizzling, cook for 2-3 minutes or until the garlic is just starting to turn golden at the edges. Transfer to a heat-proof bowl and set aside for later (the garlic will continue cooking and turn evenly golden in the bowl).

  • Step 2

    Heat a large pot of salted water over high heat. When boiling rapidly, add the pasta and cook until al dente.

  • Step 3

    While the pasta is cooking, add the butter, garlic and chilli flakes into a large frying pan over medium-high heat. Cook stirring until the butter is just melted (you want the garlic to soften but not colour), then add the soy sauce and oyster sauce. Simmer for a minute and then take off the heat until the pasta is cooked.

  • Step 4

    When the pasta is al dente, reserve a cup of pasta cooking liquid in case you need it later. Place the butter sauce back on the heat and add the pasta straight into the pan. Cook, stirring, for 3-4 minutes or until the liquid has been absorbed by the pasta and everything is looking super glossy and thick. Toss through the parmesan cheese (add a little pasta cooking water here if necessary). Divide among serving plates. Top with a drizzle of garlic oil and some garlic chips. Sprinkle with spring onion and add extra cheese.

Can I add my own meat or protein?

If you’re craving all the spicy garlic pasta but wanting to add a bit of extra pizzazz, you can absolutely add your own protein of choice to this dish. Our spicy bacon version is particularly delicious, otherwise, chicken or prawns would work super well. Choose your own adventure when it comes to what else to add to your spicy, garlic pasta feast.

How else can I spice up my simple pasta?

Fusion pasta is the perfect way to spice up your run-of-the mill pasta recipes. The addition of usually unconventional ingredients coupled with a little bit of experimentation makes for a truly unreal slurping experience. If you’re on the hunt for even more fusion pasta night inspo, check out our cacio e pepe with kimchi, our miso carbonara, or even our take on the famous creamy tomato vodka pasta.

Marion's Kitchen is for everyone who finds joy in flavour and happiness in every bite. Marion's Kitchen is for everyone who finds joy in flavour and happiness in every bite.

What our customers say

Rated 4.9 out of 5
4.9 out of 5 stars (based on 48 reviews)
Very good6%
Karly S
March 3, 2024


Top 10 best meals I’ve ever made! These are incredible! I realized once I was cooking that I was out of oyster sauce. So did soy and tamari sauce. Despite adjustments this is absolutely incredible. Marion you are a genius and I thank you

March 1, 2024


I add broccoli and chicken sometimes. My family loves these noodles. Thanks for sharing.

February 5, 2024

Family fav

My whole family loves this. Sometimes I add chicken and broccoli. Sometimes just the plain noodles. Delicious anyway you spin it.

Thank you ❤

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