Traditional Garlic Macaroni from Santorini

Garlic Macaroni

  Ingredients List:

  • Macaroni as needed
  • 1/2 cup Greek extra virgin olive oil
  • 4 garlic cloves
  • 1 tsp. dried rosemary
  • 12oz can diced tomatoes or 4 ripe tomatoes
  • 6oz water
  • 30-40g Greek mizithra cheese
  • Salt & pepper to taste


  1. Boil pasta in salted water to desired doneness
  2. In a large saucepan, saute garlic for 3 minutes watching not to burn it
  3. Add dried rosemary and continue to saute for 3 more minutes
  4. Add tomatoes and water stirring well
  5. Cook until sauce has thickened slightly
  6. Layer 1/3 of the sauce onto platter
  7. Pour pasta over sauce in platter
  8. Pour remaining sauce over the perimeter of the pasta on the platter (see video)
  9. Grate mizithra over pasta


Notes & Tips:
  • Makes 4 servings
  • Omit cheese for vegan option
  • In the tragic event you don't have mizithra, use parmesan, pecorino or any other sharp cheese
  • Use any short pasta you have