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Top down view of spaghetti in a dark bowl and garnished with parmesan and parsley.
Spaghetti Aglio e Olio
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
15 mins
Total Time
20 mins
 

This Spaghetti Aglio e Olio uses simple everyday ingredients to make a super flavorful dish! This classic dish can be on your table in 20 minutes or less!

Course: Main Dish
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: 30 minutes or less
Servings: 6
Calories: 630 kcal
Author: Malinda Linnebur
Ingredients
  • 1 pound (455g) spaghetti
  • 6-8 cloves garlic, thinly sliced
  • ½ cup (120ml) good quality olive oil
  • ¼ teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • ¼ cup chopped parsley, optional
  • 1 cup (120g) grated Parmesan cheese, optional
  • squeeze of lemon, optional
Instructions
  1. Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Add a generous amount of salt and add pasta. Boil pasta until al dente.

  2. While the pasta is cooking heat a large skillet with the olive oil over medium to medium low heat. Add garlic and stir constantly to prevent burning. Cook the garlic just until golden. Stir in the red pepper flakes and remove from heat.

  3. Once the pasta is done cooking transfer to the skillet along with at least ½ cup of the pasta water. Toss to combine. If desired add the parsley, cheese, and squeeze of fresh lemon and toss lightly to combine. Serve immediately.

Recipe Notes
  1. Store any leftovers in the refrigerator for up to 5 days. Leftovers taste great reheated or cold. 
  2. Nutrition Facts: Since different brands of ingredients have different nutritional information, the information shown is just an estimate. Nutrition calculated with the optional ingredients.
Nutrition Facts
Spaghetti Aglio e Olio
Amount Per Serving
Calories 630 Calories from Fat 288
% Daily Value*
Fat 32g49%
Saturated Fat 10g63%
Cholesterol 35mg12%
Sodium 611mg27%
Potassium 244mg7%
Carbohydrates 59g20%
Fiber 3g13%
Sugar 2g2%
Protein 25g50%
Vitamin A 576IU12%
Vitamin C 4mg5%
Calcium 462mg46%
Iron 2mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Since different brands of ingredients have different nutritional information, the information shown is just an estimate.