Authentic Spaghetti Aglio E Olio Recipe: Simple, Flavorful Italian Pasta Dish

This classic Italian delight, translating to "spaghetti with garlic and oil," has its roots in the heart of Naples. Perfect for a quick weeknight dinner or a romantic evening, this recipe brings together the robust flavors of garlic, the gentle heat of red pepper flakes, and the rich, nutty aroma of extra virgin olive oil, all perfectly balanced with al dente spaghetti.

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Authentic Spaghetti Aglio E Olio Recipe: Simple, Flavorful Italian Pasta Dish
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Discover the charm of Italy with our authentic Spaghetti Aglio E Olio recipe, a simple yet incredibly flavorful pasta dish. This classic Italian delight, translating to "spaghetti with garlic and oil," has its roots in the heart of Naples. Perfect for a quick weeknight dinner or a romantic evening, this recipe brings together the robust flavors of garlic, the gentle heat of red pepper flakes, and the rich, nutty aroma of extra virgin olive oil, all perfectly balanced with al dente spaghetti.

Imagine the delightful aroma filling your kitchen as the garlic sizzles in the olive oil, releasing its intoxicating fragrance. The hint of red pepper flakes adds just the right amount of kick, making each bite a harmonious blend of warmth and comfort. This dish is not just a meal; it’s an experience—a love letter to simple yet profound Italian cuisine.

Spaghetti Aglio E Olio pairs wonderfully with a Summer Lettuce Salad Recipe, a slice of Rosemary Focaccia Bread Recipe, and a side of Roasted Walnut Zucchini Carrot Salad in Red Wine Vinaigrette Recipe. For a truly indulgent touch, sprinkle some freshly grated Parmesan or Pecorino cheese on top. Whether you're a seasoned chef or a novice in the kitchen, this recipe is your gateway to a delectable Italian culinary tradition.

If you like this recipe, you can also try other pasta recipes such as

  1. One Pot Spinach Macaroni
  2. Desi Style Masala Pasta
  3. Spinach Sun Dried Tomato Pasta

Cuisine: Italian Recipes
Course: Dinner
Diet: Vegetarian
Prep in

10 M

Cooks in

15 M

Total in

25 M

Makes:

6 Servings

Ingredients

  • 300 grams Durum Wheat Spaghetti Pasta
  • 10 cloves Garlic , minced or finely chopped
  • 2 teaspoon Red Chilli flakes , or red chillies chopped
  • 4 tablespoon Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • Parsley leaves , a handful, chopped
  • Parmesan cheese , grated or pecorino cheese or Italian bread crumbs for garnish (as required)
  • Salt , as required

How to make Authentic Spaghetti Aglio E Olio Recipe: Simple, Flavorful Italian Pasta Dish

  1. To begin making the Spaghetti Aglio E Olio, prep all the ingredients and keep ready.

  2. Bring water to boil in a large cooking pot large enough to hold a pasta or simply a Multi purpose pasting cooking pot and steamer

  3. Add salt to the boiling water and the Spaghetti pasta. Gently allow the spaghetti to soften and keep dipping the spagheti in the boiling water until it is completely immersed. Once immersed, allow the spaghetti pasta to cook until it has an al dente texture  -the texture of the pasta should be tender but firm and chewy — it's a happy medium between hard.

  4. Once done, drain the pasta from the water and reserve 2 to 3 ladles of the pasta water. This water will help in attaining the silkiness of the pasta.

  5. In a stir fry pan, heat the olive oil over medium heat. Add the garlic, red chillies and some parsley. Saute for a minute and toss in the pasta.

  6. Mix and add little of the pasta water to moisten it, sprinkle more parsley and parmesan cheese. Toss the pasta for another couple of minutes and turn off the heat.

  7. Spaghetti Aglio E Olio pasta has to be served fresh and hot off the stove. Gently transfer the pasta into serving plates, grate a little more parmesan cheese and serve hot.

  8. Spaghetti Aglio E Olio pairs wonderfully with a Summer Lettuce Salad Recipe, a slice of Rosemary Focaccia Bread Recipe, and a side of Roasted Walnut Zucchini Carrot Salad in Red Wine Vinaigrette Recipe