Pasta With Garlic and Oil (Aglio E Olio)

Pasta With Garlic and Oil (Aglio E Olio)

Time: 20 mins


  • 1 lb spaghetti, pasta (uncooked)
  • 3 teaspoons salt
  • 1/2 cup reserved pasta water
  • 7 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil, divided
  • 4 tablespoons fresh minced garlic, divided
  • 1 teaspoon dried red pepper flakes
  • 1/4 cup chopped parsley
  • 2 teaspoons fresh lemon juice
  • 1/2 cup grated parmesan cheese
  • salt and black pepper


  • 1 Bring about 5 quarts of water to a boil with 3 teaspoons salt; add in the spaghetti and cook only until firm-tender; drain but RESERVE 1/2 cup pasta water.
  • 2 Start this when you are boiling the pasta; Heat about 4 tablespoons olive oil over medium-low heat in a skillet.
  • 3 Add in 3 tablespoons garlic and about 1/2 teaspoon salt with black pepper to taste; saute stirring often until the garlic is light brown (about 6-8 minutes) remove from heat and stir in the remaining 1 tablespoon minced garlic, crushed red pepper flakes, parsley, lemon juice and about 2 tablespoons of pasta cooking water; mix to combine.
  • 4 Transfer the drained pasta to a large serving bowl; toss with remaining 3 tablespoons olive oil and the remaining reserved cooking water.
  • 5 Add in the garlic mixture; toss well to combine.
  • 6 Season with more black pepper and salt to taste if desired.
  • 7 Serve immediately with grated Parmesan cheese.
  • 8 Delicious!

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