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Spaghetti Aglio e Olio

Spaghetti Aglio e Olio is a classic and traditional pasta dish that is easy to make at home. Pasta with Garlic and Extra Virgin Olive Oil - can't get easier than that! You can add chili flakes to the dish but then you have to call it Spaghetti Aglio Olio e Peperoncino :)

Growing up I never appreciated this classic dish as much as I do now. What I did appreciate back then was the bread I used to soak up all the extra oil left in my bowl also known as scarpetta in Italian

SPAGHETTI AGLIO E OLIO (pasta with garlic and olive oil)

Recipe by: Mark Calaminici | Food Loves Company

Serves 4


1 lb spaghetti, reserve ¼ cup of pasta water

4 cloves garlic, thinly sliced

3 tbsp parsley, finely chopped

¼ cup cup extra virgin olive oil,


1. Cook the spaghetti in a large pot of boiling salted water. Remove pasta 2 minutes before done, as you will finish cooking the pasta with the garlic and extra virgin olive oil. Reserve 1/4 cup of pasta water.

2. In a large frying pan over low-medium heat, heat extra virgin olive oil. Add garlic and saute until lightly browned and tender. Add a ladle full of pasta water and cook it down a bit. Add spaghetti and finish cooking, mixing and tossing, adding more pasta water, if needed.

3. Just before serving add parsley and remove from heat. Toss to incorporate all ingredients.

Until next time, ciao!


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