Spaghetti aglio e olio is a traditional Italian pasta dish from Naples. It is simple to make and does not take a long time. While the spaghetti is cooking the sauce is made. This recipe cooks fast and there are a lot of timed steps, please read the recipe carefully before cooking. Canola can be replaced for olive oil if there are any allergy concerns. Starchy pasta water is the key to this dish, so it is better to cook the spaghetti in a smaller pot other than a large pasta pot. Also the water must be highly salted when cooking the pasta, the salt content will not be as elevated as the nutrition info says.