Spaghetti with Garlic and Olive Oil

Aglio e olio, Italian for garlic and oil, could not be simpler or better. This sauce, just garlic, olive oil, and parsley, sometimes includes crushed red pepper, an essential ingredient by some counts. If desired, add 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper and see for yourself.

Serves: 6Hands-on: 10 minutesTotal: 20 minutesDifficulty: Easy

Serves: 6

Ingredients

  • ½ cup virgin olive oil
  • 1 Tbsp. finely minced garlic
  • 2 Tbsp. finely chopped flat-leaf parsley
  • ½ tsp. salt
  • 1 lb. spaghetti, cooked

Directions

  • In a large saucepan gently cook the garlic and optional red pepper flakes in the olive oil until the garlic is soft and barely golden. Add the parsley and salt and remove the pan from the heat.
  • Toss pasta with the sauce and serve immediately.

Recipe Information

Serves: 6

Ingredients

  • ½ cup virgin olive oil
  • 1 Tbsp. finely minced garlic
  • 2 Tbsp. finely chopped flat-leaf parsley
  • ½ tsp. salt
  • 1 lb. spaghetti, cooked

Directions

  • In a large saucepan gently cook the garlic and optional red pepper flakes in the olive oil until the garlic is soft and barely golden. Add the parsley and salt and remove the pan from the heat.
  • Toss pasta with the sauce and serve immediately.

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Information
Amount per serving
Calories300
Total Fat19g
Saturated Fat3g
Cholesterol0mg
Sodium200mg
Total Carbohydrate28g
Dietary Fiber2g
Sugars1g
Protein5g