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Spaghetti Aglio e Olio
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Spaghetti Aglio e Olio

Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time15 mins
Course: Main
Cuisine: Italian
Servings: 1
Author: Pam - For the Love of Cooking


  • 2 oz spaghetti cooked in salted water, per package instructions
  • 1-2 tbsp good olive oil to taste
  • Large pinch of crushed red pepper flakes to taste
  • 1 large clove of garlic sliced thinly
  • Sea salt and freshly cracked pepper to taste
  • Fresh parsley chopped


  • Cook the spaghetti in salted boiling water, per instructions.
  • Drain the pasta making sure to keep 1/4 cup of the pasta cooking water.
  • When the pasta has nearly finished cooking, heat the olive oil in a large sauté pan over medium high heat.
  • Add the thin slices of garlic and the crushed red pepper flakes then toss quickly to coat them completely.
  • Cook, stirring constantly for 1-2 minutes, or until the garlic just starts to get golden.
  • Add the drained spaghetti to the garlic and oil and a bit of the pasta water; toss to coat evenly.
  • Add the fresh parsley and season well with sea salt and freshly cracked pepper, to taste.
  • Serve immediately. Enjoy.