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Spaghetti Aglio E Olio - Easy Delicious Pasta Recipe
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Spaghetti Aglio E Olio - Easy Delicious Pasta Recipe

Easy comforting recipe of Spaghetti aglio e olio, made with olive oil and garlic.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Main
Cuisine: Italian
Servings: 4
Author: Sonal Gupta @ simplyvegetarian777


  • Spaghetti dry - 1 pound (whole packet)
  • Garlic - 7 to 8 large cloves chopped roughly
  • Parsley - 2 tbsp fresh and chopped

Oils & Spices

  • Olive Oil - 1/4 cup
  • Red Chili flakes - 1/4 tsp
  • Salt to taste
  • Parmesan cheese - 1/2 cup grated


Preparing the Spaghetti

  • Boil the spaghetti as per the instructions given at the back of the packet. Keep it al-dante (slightly firm).
  • Reserve 1&1/2 cups of spaghetti water in a cup, that will be used to make the delicate sauce.
  • Drain the pasta and set aside. Do not run under cold water.

Preparing the Spaghetti aglio e olio

  • Take a wide pan and heat olive oil in it.
  • Add roughly chopped garlic to it and fry on medium low heat for about 2 minutes, till it turns golden on the edges. Do not brown it all.
  • Add red chili flakes and saute for few more seconds. Add the pasta water carefully to the hot pan. Add salt to taste, about 1 tsp.
  • Boil and then simmer till the pasta water is reduced to 1/3rd.
  • Add the boiled spaghetti, fresh parsley and parmesan cheese.
  • Toss it well and let rest for 5 minutes for the flavors to be absorbed well.
  • Serve it warm with fresh House Salad and some super soft bread sticks on the side, for complete meal.


You may use 1 tsp of dry parsley instead of fresh parsley. Also, you may use freshly milled black pepper instead of red chili flakes.