Spaghetti with Olive Oil, Garlic and Chillies

Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 20 mins

This is a really quick and easy dish with heaps of flavour. I love to cook this when I want something fresh and yummy to eat but don't have a lot of time. Enjoy!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Combine the oil, garlic and chilles in a small frying pan and cook over very low heat until garlic becomes a very pale golden, about 10-15 minutes.
  2. If things are moving too fast, use a simmer mat or flame tamer.
  3. Meanwhile cook the spaghetti in plenty of salted boiling water until cooked.
  4. Drain the pasta, reserving a small jugful of the cooking water.
  5. Turn the pasta into a heated dish.
  6. Pour over the hot oil with garlic and chillies, add the parsley and toss thoroughly.
  7. Add a little of the cooking water if necessary.
  8. Serve immediately.


Most Helpful

Simple, quick, with enough kick to keep things interesting. My toddler enjoyed this also.

Missy Wombat February 11, 2003

I make this often at home but always add a bit of parmesan on top to finish it off. If you don't have fresh chillis, you can use dried chilli flakes.

Sackville August 17, 2004

This is the way pasta should be - simple, easy and and very tasty. Thnnks for the reminder of less is best.

Sueie August 20, 2003

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