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Spaghetti con bottarga

This recipe is so simple to prepare but so delicious that will become your next favorite dish!
4.34 from 6 votes
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Course: Pasta
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: bottarga, spaghetti
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 4 people
Calories: 416kcal
Author: Nonna Box



  • Bring a large pot of salted water to boil.
  • When the water boils, toss the spaghetti and cook until they are al dente.
  • In a saucepan heat the olive oil.
  • Peel and smash the garlic and toss it in the saucepan with the olive oil.
  • Fry it over low heat for a few minutes. Once the garlic starts to change to a brownish color, remove it from the olive oil and remove the olive oil from the heat.
  • Grate the bottarga in the olive oil.
  • Drain the spaghetti and tip them into the pan and toss with the sauce, put into a warm serving dish.
  • Top each serving plate with more grated bottarga and serve immediately.


Calories: 416kcal | Carbohydrates: 65g | Protein: 16g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 12mg | Sodium: 22mg | Potassium: 284mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 30IU | Vitamin C: 0.3mg | Calcium: 29mg | Iron: 1.4mg
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