Spaghetti Aglio e Olio

on Monday, 16 December 2013. Posted in Vegetable & Side Dishes, Pasta & Grains, Main Course, Recipes

Truly one of the simplest dishes of Italian cuisine... but so, so good!

  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Total Time: 25 minutes

Serves 4



Cook the spaghetti in a large pot of boiling, salted water until al dente.

While the pasta cooks, heat the oil in a large skillet. Add the sliced garlic and cook until just golden. Add a pinch of crushed red pepper and salt. Add 1/3 cup of the pasta cooking water and swirl to combine. Toss the hot pasta into the pan and toss quickly to combine. Add more pasta water as needed to make a sauce. Serve piping hot.

Editor's Note: Resist the urge to add cheese. The simplicity of this dish is key.