Spaghetti Aglio e Olio

 Spaghetti Aglio e Olio

Spaghetti Aglio e Olio

This classic Italian pasta dish is quick and easy to prepare. Cook spaghetti according to package instructions, then sauté minced garlic in olive oil until golden. Toss the cooked pasta in the garlic-infused oil, adding red pepper flakes, salt, and chopped parsley for flavor. Serve with grated Parmesan cheese on top.

Spaghetti Aglio E Olio Ingredients

You likely already have most of the ingredients you’ll need for this spaghetti aglio e olio recipe on hand. Here’s what you’ll need: 

Spaghetti: This recipe, which makes about four servings, starts with one pound of uncooked spaghetti. 

Oil: You’ll need ½ cup of olive oil. 

Garlic: Six cloves of thinly sliced garlic lends bold flavor. 

Seasonings: This traditional spaghetti aglio e olio is flavored with crushed red pepper flakes, black pepper, and fresh parsley. 

Cheese: For the most delicious results, grate your own Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese instead of opting for the pre-shredded stuff. 

How to Make Spaghetti Aglio E Olio

You’ll find the full, step-by-step recipe below – but here’s a brief overview of what you can expect when you make homemade spaghetti aglio e olio: 

Boil the spaghetti. 

Toast the garlic in olive oil. 

Stir the seasonings into the pasta, then stir in the garlic and oil. 

Toss with cheese. 

Tip from Chef John : “It's not traditional, but for extra richness add 1 tablespoon of butter when you toss with the cheese.”

What to Serve With Spaghetti Aglio E Olio

For serving inspiration, explore our collection of 16 of the Best Side Dishes to Pair With Your Spaghetti Dinner. Here are a few of the top-rated recipes you’ll find: 

Classic Restaurant Caesar Salad 

Roasted Garlic Lemon Broccoli 

Italian Leafy Green Salad 

How to Store Spaghetti Aglio E Olio

Store your leftover spaghetti aglio e olio in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to three days. Add a splash of water, then reheat in the microwave or on the stove. 

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