Spaghetti Aglio E Olio – Translation “Spaghetti with Garlic and Oil”


Pasta Aglio E OlioHello there friends, today I’m going to share with you how I make on of the most simple pastas in the world – Spaghetti Aglio E Olio!

Although it is also the most simple pasta to mess up. This is why I’m going to show you the secret to making this delicious dish.

This is my go-to spaghetti recipe. When I’m craving pasta, Spaghetti Aglio E Olio is what I make. Not only is it hearty and comforting, but it is also quick and super easy to make!

Spaghetti Aglio E Olio is a classic Italian pasta dish that is insanely simple to make, but delivers big on flavor. It’s made with just a few key ingredients: garlic, olive oil, chili flakes, and parsley. And that’s it!

Oh, and it is the perfect pairing with a salad and my Best Garlic Bread Recipe I shared last week.

Spaghetti Aglio E Olio

Spaghetti Aglio E Olio

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If you're looking for an easy weeknight dinner that your whole family will love, look no further than this Spaghetti Aglio E Olio recipe. Serve it with a green salad and some garlic bread, and you've got a meal that everyone will enjoy. Trust me, this dish is guaranteed to become a new family favorite!
5 from 15 votes
Servings 2 Servings

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Recipe Ingredients

  • ½ pound Spaghettoni, large spaghetti
  • 4 to 5 tablespoons Extra-Virgin Olive Oil
  • 1 small Red Chili Pepper cut into very small brunoise
  • 2 tablespoons Garlic very finely chopped
  • 2 tablespoons Parsley Leaves chopped, reserve the stems

Recipe Instructions

  • In a shallow dish (like a frying pan) add the pasta and barely cover the pasta.  You want the pasta water to have as much starch as possible.
  • In a saucepan, heat the olive oil and the parsley stem and add some pasta water.  Add the chili pepper, garlic and maybe a little more pasta water.  The perfect formula is about 1 time olive oil for two times pasta water.  Cook and mix well to create an emulsion. 
  • Add the cooked pasta and mix vigorously to keep that emulsion with the pasta.  You can always add a little more olive oil if you wish.  Add the chopped parsley at the last minute.
  • Traditionally this dish is NOT served with cheese but as long as you do not have Italian at the dinner table, Bon Appetito 😊!!!

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