Classic Spaghetti Aglio e Olio

    20 minutes

    A simple spaghetti dish tossed with garlic and olive oil. I like to give this simple dish a kick by adding dried chillies. Serve with grated Parmesan.

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    Serves: 4 

    • 500g spaghetti
    • 3-4 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
    • 3 cloves garlic, chopped
    • 1/2 teaspoon dried crushed chillies
    • salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste
    • 1/2 cup (60g) freshly grated Parmesan cheese

    Preparation:5min  ›  Cook:15min  ›  Ready in:20min 

    1. Cook spaghetti according to packet instructions; drain.
    2. In a small saucepan over low heat, place olive oil, garlic and chillies and simmer. Toss olive oil mixture with cooked spaghetti. Add salt and pepper to taste and serve with Parmesan cheese.

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    Super simple & tasty. I love garlic & red pepper flakes, but next time I will probably add chicken &/or veggies because it seemed to be missing something. Definitely a good quick pasta meal for the beginner cook & more exciting than spaghetti with sauce from a jar!  -  07 Feb 2011


    Used different ingredients. It was awesome. I, of course, added more of the spices, some pepper, and some butter. Loved it. Add the butter, it makes it so much better.  -  29 Sep 2008


    Used different ingredients. This has quickly become a household favourite! We like to add chopped tomato into the oil right before serving, and we serve it with grilled chicken.  -  29 Sep 2008