Spaghetti aglio, olio e peperoncino

Spaghetti with garlic and olive oil   Authentic Italian recipe

Spaghetti with garlic and olive oil, aglio and olio with red chili pepper too
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Spaghetti with garlic and olive oil

Ingredients / Serves 4

  • 3 garlic cloves
  • 5 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • Little bunch of fresh parsley, finely chopped
  • 1 red chilli, seeded and chopped (if you like)
  • 300 g (10 1/2oz) dried spaghetti
  • Salt
  • Time:
    preparation: 15 minutes
    cooking: 20 minutes
    total time: 35 minutes
  • Difficulty:
    easy recipe
  • How many calories in a serving?
    Calories: 380 (kcal) 19 % GDA (*)- 1588 (kJ)
    Protein: 8.2 (g) 17 % GDA
    Total fat: 13.6 (g) 20 % GDA
    Total carbohydrate: 59.8 (g) 23 % GDA
    Sugars: 3.6 (g) 4 % GDA

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Spaghetti aglio and olio or with garlic and olive oil, a first course full of Mediterranean flavours (extra virgin olive oil and garlic).

Bring a large pan of salted water to the boil and cook pasta according to the instructions on the package until al dente stage (tender but firm to the bite).
Meanwhile put the olive oil in a little saucepan with sliced garlic and chilli; cook very gently until golden, stirring. Do not let the garlic become too brown or it will taste bitter.
Add the parsley together with 2 tablespoons of boiling water where pasta is cooking. Simmer for some minutes. Drain well the pasta and toss with chilli and garlic oil.
Serve immediately.


  • - If you want, you can remove the slices of garlic before tossing the pasta.
  • - If you want an healthy recipe, saute the garlic in a bit of olive oil and add the remaining olive oil directly on the pasta.

What's the right wine for " Spaghetti with garlic and olive oil "?

Our suggestion is: Corvo Bianco (white wine from Italy).