Pasta With Garlic and Oil (Pasta Aglio E Olio)

READY IN: 15mins
Recipe by Southern Lady

Aio e Oio is the Roman dialectal way of saying garlic and oil. It is generally prepared very spicy, therefore don’t be shy with the quantity of red pepper. Adapted Recipe from Anna Maria.

Top Review by Sunnydaze1004

This is truly a great classic recipe. Easy and tasty. I have made this as a side dish to grilled steak and salmon and it paired up so nicely. I will be making this many more times!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Cook the spaghetti in abundant salt water following manufacturer’s instructions, tasting for readiness from time to time.
  2. While the pasta is cooking, pour the olive oil in a skillet and add the garlic and red pepper. Turn the heat to medium.
  3. Sauté the garlic briefly, but turn heat off before the garlic could begin coloring.
  4. When pasta is al dente (firm but not too soft or overcooked), drain and transfer to a bowl.
  5. Top with the oil-garlic mixture.
  6. Spread the chopped parsley on top (if desired). Toss thoroughly and serve at once.

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