Spaghetti aglio e olio

Hello my dear readers,

Today, spaghetti aglio e olio! And NO, is not aioli or aglioli, how I often use to see in the fake Italian restaurants, and doesn’t have nothing to do with it.

When you see in an “Italian” restaurant menu spaghetti aglioli, you know is not an Italian restaurant. A real Italian restaurant will have Spaghetti aglio e olio. 

As you can guess, this recipe it has 3 main ingredients: spaghetti, aglio which means garlic and olio which means olive oil and for an additional kick, chilli flakes which I like to use fresh chilli as is even more flavourful.

Since I don’t like the cooked garlic but I like its flavour, I don’t slice it, I just crush it to flavour the oil and then I remove it before adding the pasta.

Ingredients for 2:

  • 200 g of spaghetti
  • 3 cloves of garlic 🧄
  • extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 fresh chilli 🌶
  • salt
  • parmigiano reggiano cheese, optional

How to do it:

Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Cook spaghetti in the boiling water, stirring occasionally until cooked through but not overcooked, make sure is al dente, about 9 minutes, or according to package instructions.

In the meantime, in a skillet add the garlic, crushed or sliced as you prefer, chopped fresh chilli and a generous amount of a good extra virgin olive oil. Cook over medium heat to slowly toast the garlic and the chilli, about 1-2 minutes, making sure you don’t burn the garlic. Remove from heat.

Drain the pasta then remove the garlic if you wish and pour over the extra virgin olive oil with chilli and stir well until everything is well combined.

Sprinkle some grated parmigiano reggiano cheese if you want and serve immediately while hot.

A perfect saver for dinner or lunch with only a few poor ingredients.

The secret of this recipe? A very good quality of extra virgin olive oil.

Italian comfort food at its very best.

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Enjoy!

Spaghetti aglio e olio

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Italian comfort food at its very best.

Ingredients

  • 200 g spaghetti
  • 3 cloves garlic
  • extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 fresh chilli
  • salt
  • parmigiano reggiano cheese, optional

Directions

  1. Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Cook spaghetti in the boiling water, stirring occasionally until cooked through but not overcooked, make sure is al dente, about 9 minutes, or according to package instructions.
  2. In the meantime, in a skillet add the garlic, crushed or sliced as you prefer, chopped fresh chilli and a generous amount of a good extra virgin olive oil. Cook over medium heat to slowly toast the garlic and the chilli, about 1-2 minutes, but making sure you don’t burn the garlic. Remove from heat.
  3. Drain the pasta then remove the garlic if you wish and pour over the extra virgin olive oil with chilli and stir well until everything is well combined.
  4. Sprinkle some grated parmigiano reggiano cheese and serve immediately while hot.
  5. Enjoy!


Have a wonderful weekend!

Love, R

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43 thoughts on “Spaghetti aglio e olio

  1. Very recently I heared the name spaghetti. I wonder what it is all about. It is not quite frequent in our place. Happy to see it’s receipee here in a simple format. Thank you Ribana💞😃

    1. Spaghetti is a type of pasta that can be seasoned with lots and lots of different sauces 🍝 😉 This is a simple variant but really delicious 😋 I’m glad you like it 😉 Wish you a wonderful weekend! 💕🌸

  2. Well, I tried putting a fork through the screen but it didn’t work. Someone really needs to invent something that would let us do that. Looks absolutely delicious. Add some crusty bread and WOW…perfection.

    1. Hahaha 😂 oh yes, definitely someone really needs to invent something that will allow us to taste the dishes that we see on the monitor 😉🤪 would be so great 😃
      I’m really glad you like it! Thank you very much!

  3. Totally MY comfort food. I make this as a side dish for any type of protein – where other folks might have potatoes, I make spaghetti with garlic and oil. This past week I decided it was going to be the main and only dish for dinner. You know what’s funny – being Italian-American I always found Anglos exotic – they are the guys I dated (and married) and when I introduced them to spaghetti w/garlic and oil it became their favorite thing! My Boston Irish husband loves this!

  4. As an Italian, I approve this! 😀

    Nice correction of the name, girl! Never went to America’s Italian restaurants though.

    Here you call this dish “Spaghetti aglio, olio e peperoncino” (Garlic, oil & pepper!)

    1. Thank you…well Italian cuisine is very popular and traveling around the world I got the chance to see “Italian” restaurants that had nothing to do with Italian 🤪 such a shame…🥺

  5. Not much chance of this for many unless you are one of the ones who have panicked buying it here in the cities it seems. Pasta has gone off the shelves!

    1. Two weeks ago I was not able to find any pasta too…luckily now the situation seems back to normal and can find everything…well except face masks and rubbing alcohol…

      1. I feel that this will happen here too. I have no real need for mask at this point in time, and if I did I feel I would choice the option to not go out.

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