Easy Black Garlic Pasta Dinner

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We’re pasta-tive your taste buds will sing with joy after your first bite of this black garlic pasta. The recipe is easy to make, cooks in 20 minutes, and creates four to six servings. The mild, subtle flavor of black garlic works well with any choice of pasta, so feel free to experiment with shells, fusilli, and elbows. The pasta-bilities are endless.  

Here is how to make this recipe with purpose-fueled food that’s better for the prosperity of our planet and people.


  • 1 pound dry pasta 
  • 3 1/2 tablespoons of olive oil 
  • ½ cup black garlic cloves (about 2 heads)
  • ⅜ cup white onion 
  • ½ teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • ¾ cup dry white wine
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste
  • 1 pinch Parmesan cheese, plus more to garnish 


To cook the pasta, bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Add the pasta and cook until it is tender but still firm to the bite, stirring occasionally. Drain the pasta and toss with a little olive oil. Cover and set aside until ready to use.

Peel the black garlic and roughly chop it, keeping the pieces relatively large.

Heat a medium-to-large sauté pan over medium heat. Add olive oil and onions, and cook until soft and beginning to brown, about 4 minutes. Add black garlic and toss it with the onions. Then add wine, turn up the heat, and let it reduce by about ⅓. Add butter, red pepper flakes, swirl the pan around until it's melted into the wine and season generously with parmesan cheese, salt, and pepper.

Add the cooked pasta to the pan with the sauce, and very gently toss everything together. (If necessary, pour everything into a large bowl to mix it.)

Season to taste again if necessary, sprinkle with the parmesan cheese (if desired), and serve.