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spaghetti olio e aglio recipe – traditional italian pasta recipe

by dassana amit updated December 14, 2013

spaghetti olio e aglio recipe

spaghetti olio e aglio is a traditional italian pasta dish. it means spaghetti with garlic and oil.

many readers often request me to post pasta recipes. honestly i only know how to cook pasta in indian style. i am familiar with italian cuisine but their variations of pasta recipes amaze me. so i have decided to try one by one each italian pasta variation keeping the authenticity intact to some extent, but making it veganized and removing the cheese.

this i am doing for my readers who many times request for pasta dishes. not everyone is fond of pasta as a meal and my family is one of them. but sometimes on rare occasions, i prefer to have pasta because of the ease of preparing any dish with them.

italian spaghetti olio e aglio

since this recipe does not ask for cheese, i made it. basically its spaghetti tossed in oil which has been flavored with garlic. minced or finely chopped garlic is sauted in oil and this garlic oil is added to the cooked spaghetti.

this a five ingredient recipe excluding the pasta and very easy to make. i have adapted this recipe from cookbook “good eating pasta” (India | US).

this recipe is very simple and a quick dish, especially if one is hungry. you can serve this pasta recipe with a side soup like roasted tomato soup or sweet corn soup or tomato carrot soup or tomato soup or a good vegetable salad.

spaghetti olio e aglio

if you are looking for similar recipes then do check pasta salad, veg pizza – step by step recipe, mushroom spaghetti bolognesecreamy mushroom pasta and tomato mushroom penne.

spaghetti olio e aglio recipe details below:

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spaghetti olio e aglio - a traditional italian pasta dish. quick and easy pasta recipe.
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Cuisine: italian
Serves: 2-3
Ingredients
  • 200-225 gms spaghetti
  • 1 tbsp or 1.5 tbsp finely chopped parsley
  • 1 tsp red chili flakes
  • 3-4 garlic, finely chopped or minced ( i have added an extra touch of garlic, but you can reduce to 1-2 garlic)
  • 1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • salt and black pepper as required
Instructions
  1. boil about 3-4 cups of water with 1 tsp of salt.
  2. add the spaghetti.
  3. don't break the spaghetti like we do for noodles.
  4. keep them whole and place in water.
  5. once they start cooking, they will start settling down in the water.
  6. stir occassionally and let the spaghetti cook in the water for 8-10 mins or till they become al dente.
  7. they should be cooked but still have a bite.
  8. drain and place them in a bowl.
  9. cover the bowl, so that the spaghetti does not dry.
  10. heat the olive oil in a small frying pan.
  11. lightly brown the garlic with salt
  12. add the garlic-oil mixture to the spaghetti.
  13. add red chili flakes and parsley.
  14. season with salt and black pepper.
  15. mix well and serve the spaghetti olio e aglio immediately,


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Daniela @ FoodrecipesHQ July 19, 2013 1

Probably my favorite pasta recipe ever. Because of the chilli in southern Italy we call it “Aglio, olio e peperoncino”. Great recipe and pictures!

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dassana July 19, 2013 2

thanks daniela for sharing info about the recipe.

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Kumar's Kitchen July 18, 2013 3

quick, easy & bursting with fresh garlic flavor
delicious… :-)

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aparna July 16, 2013 4

its tempting click’s ! i yet to try this !

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nags July 16, 2013 5

LOVE the lighting in the first picture.

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Ganga July 16, 2013 6

You can add a little fresh red chilli to this as well. Still authentic Italian but gives you a little heat. :)

Recently I have started making eggless pasta from chickpea flour, strong plain flour and flax seed. I love it! And it is such a relief to have an eggless pasta dough that is easy to work with. not quite the same taste as traditional pasta but wonderful in its own right.

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dassana July 16, 2013 7

thanks ganga for sharing your tips.

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Nisa Homey July 15, 2013 8

Wow!! this is such a tempting click…I make this pasta for my kids as this is very easy, but do add a bit of cheese and I never knew this had a name…….

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dassana July 16, 2013 9

thanks nisa

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Valentina July 15, 2013 10

Just to be fussy, the perfect name of this plate is “pasta aglio olio e peperoncino” ;)
xxoo

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dassana July 16, 2013 11

thanks valentina for letting me know. added pasta recipe to the title.

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