Spaghetti Aglio e Olio – Simple & Satisfying
Indulge in the rustic flavors of Italy with our Spaghetti Aglio e Olio. This classic pasta dish embodies simplicity and satisfaction, making it a go-to recipe for both busy weeknights and cozy weekends. The harmonious blend of garlic-infused olive oil, a hint of red pepper flakes, and freshly chopped parsley creates a symphony of tastes that dances on your palate.
- 12 oz (340g) spaghetti
- 4 cloves garlic, thinly sliced
- 1/2 tsp red pepper flakes (adjust to taste)
- 1/3 cup (80ml) extra-virgin olive oil
- 1/4 cup (60ml) fresh parsley, finely chopped
- Salt and black pepper, to taste
- Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Cook the spaghetti according to package instructions until al dente. Reserve 1/2 cup of pasta water before draining.
- In a pan, heat the olive oil over low-medium heat. Add the sliced garlic and red pepper flakes. Sauté until the garlic turns golden and fragrant, being careful not to burn it.
- Remove the pan from heat and add a splash of reserved pasta water to the oil to create a silky sauce.
- Add the cooked pasta to the pan and toss to coat each strand with the flavorful oil.
- Season with salt and black pepper to taste. If the pasta seems dry, add more pasta water as needed.
- Sprinkle freshly chopped parsley over the pasta and give it a final toss.
- Serve the Spaghetti Aglio e Olio immediately, offering grated Parmesan cheese and extra red pepper flakes on the side for those who crave an extra kick.
Cooking time: 15 minutes
Yield: 2 servings
Spaghetti Aglio e Olio, a simple yet elegant Italian pasta dish, is a celebration of uncomplicated flavors. Thinly sliced garlic and red pepper flakes are gently sautéed in olive oil to create a luscious sauce that coats each strand of al dente spaghetti. Topped with fresh parsley, this dish is a symphony of aromas and tastes.
Nutrition information: Calories: 420; Fat: 18g; Carbohydrates: 54g; Protein: 9g
Indulge in the heartwarming embrace of authentic Italian cuisine with our Spaghetti Aglio e Olio. This dish captures the essence of a country known for its love affair with food. With just a handful of pantry staples, you can conjure a masterpiece that marries the richness of garlic and olive oil. Each bite transports you to the cobbled streets of Italy, where food isn’t just a meal—it’s a celebration of life.