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All Recipes, Main Dishes / June 28, 2021

Spanish Garlic Noodles | The Most Flavorful Noodles in the World

These Spanish Garlic Noodles are packed with so many great flavors, they´re easy to make and done in under 30 minutes. Serve them next to a Spanish salad for an incredible meal.

Spanish Garlic Noodles
To make this dish, I used Spanish-style fideos. Which are pretty much small cut spaghetti noodles. But you can use any type of noodles you like. Though the liquid to pasta ratio might be different.

Spanish Garlic Noodles
The beauty of this dish, is the one-pot method. Which means the noodles get cooked in the same pan as the garlic and seasonings. This keeps the starch from the noodles in the dish, which adds a beautiful rich flavor.

Spanish Garlic Noodles
TIPS & TRICKS to Make this Recipe: At the end of the cooking stage, I added some grated Manchego Cheese over the noodles, and then mixed it all together. But you can use any cheese you like. I also used vegetable broth to cook the noodles, as it adds an incredible depth of flavor, however, you can also use water with a pinch of salt.

Spanish Garlic Noodles

Key Ingredients & Cookware I used in this Recipe:

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Watch the Video Below on How to Make Spanish Garlic Noodles

5 from 2 votes

Spanish Garlic Noodles

Course Main Course
Cuisine Spanish
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Servings 2
Author Albert Bevia @ Spain on a Fork


  • 3 tbsp extra virgin olive oil 45 ml
  • 1 head garlic
  • 2 cups Spanish fideos ¨short thin pasta noodles¨ 200 grams
  • 1 tsp sweet smoked Spanish paprika 2.30 grams
  • 2 1/2 cups vegetable broth 600 ml
  • 1/4 tsp saffron threads .17 grams
  • 1/2 cup finely grated Manchego cheese 45 grams
  • handful finely chopped parsley
  • sea salt & black pepper


  1. Add 2 1/2 cups vegetable broth into a sauce pan, along with 1/4 tsp saffron theads and heat with a medium-high heat

  2. Meanwhile, heat a large fry pan with a medium heat and add in 3 tbsp extra virgin olive oil

  3. While the olive oil is heating, grab 1 head of garlic, remove the skins from the cloves and chop the garlic into small pieces

  4. After heating the olive oil for 3 minutes, add in the chopped garlic, mix with the olive oil so all the chopped garlic is coated in the olive oil, then add in 2 cups of Spanish fideos and mix together, cook for 3 to 4 minutes while mixing so the ingredients evenly sautee and they don´t brown to quickly

  5. After 4 minutes, add in 1 tsp sweet smoked Spanish paprika and lightly season with sea salt & black pepper, mix together until well mixed, then slowly pour in the hot saffron infused vegetable broth into the pan, turn up the fire to a high heat, mix every 1 to 2 minutes so all the noodles are evenly cooked and they don´t stick to each other

  6. After 5 to 6 minutes and most of the broth has been absorbed by the noodles, but there is still some broth left, place a lid on the pan and lower the fire to a low-medium heat

  7. After simmering for about 4 minutes, remove the lid from the pan, there should be no broth left in the pan, remove the pan from the heat

  8. Add 1/2 cup finely grated Manchego cheese and mix together until well combined

  9. Add to serving dishes and sprinkle with finely chopped parsley, enjoy!

Recipe Notes

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  2. Larry Fishman

    5 stars
    Great recipe! It is now one of my “regulars”.
    I live in Almuñécar and shop at Mercadona. I noticed in the video you use Mercadona’s fideos. Which cheese do you use? Today I used Viejo sheep cheese. Mercadona has others (which I plan to try). Which do you suggest?

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    31 . Aug . 2021
    • Spain on a Fork

      Thank you! Much love 🙂

      01 . Sep . 2021
  5. Ellie

    5 stars
    Absolutely one of our favourites!
    We usually can’t find fideos here, but I used spaghetti that I broke into smaller pieces. I thought about using thin soup noodles, but they would’ve been mush at the end of the cooking time. Spaghetti work like a charm for us. 🙂
    Sometimes, when we’re in the mood for a bit of heat, we also add a bit of pimentón picante at the end.
    ¡Saludos de Alemania!

    20 . Aug . 2021
    • Spain on a Fork

      So happy to hear that! Thanks for the comment 🙂 much love

      22 . Aug . 2021
  6. Del

    Amazing! Love this recipe and so full of flavor.

    15 . Jul . 2021
    • Spain on a Fork

      So happy to hear that! Much love 🙂

      15 . Jul . 2021

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