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Spaghetti Aglio e Olio Recipe

Lil' Luna
Spaghetti Aglio e Olio is one of the easiest pasta dishes you can make! It uses only 6 ingredients and takes less than 30 minutes to make!
5 from 7 votes
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 20 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine Italian
Servings 6
Calories 464 kcal


  • 1 pound spaghetti, uncooked
  • 6 cloves garlic, thinly sliced
  • cup extra virgin olive oil
  • ¼ teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • ¼ cup chopped parsley, optional
  • 1 cup grated Parmesan, optional


  • Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Add a generous amount of salt and add pasta. Boil pasta until al dente.
  • While the pasta is cooking heat a large skillet with the olive oil over medium to medium low heat. Add garlic and stir constantly to prevent burning. Cook the garlic just until golden. Stir in the red pepper flakes and remove from heat.
  • Once the pasta is done cooking transfer to the skillet along with at least ½ cup of the pasta water. Toss to combine. If desired add the parsley and cheese and toss lightly to combine. Serve immediately.


  1. Nutrition is calculated using the parsley and parmesan cheese. 


Calories: 464kcalCarbohydrates: 58gProtein: 17gFat: 18gSaturated Fat: 5gCholesterol: 15mgSodium: 263mgPotassium: 215mgFiber: 3gSugar: 2gVitamin A: 379IUVitamin C: 4mgCalcium: 210mgIron: 1mg
Keyword spaghetti aglio e olio
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