Pasta Aglio e Olio

Posted January 15, 2021

prep time
Prep time
15 minutes
cook time
Cook time
15 minutes
total time
Total time
30 minutes


  • 8oz (220g) dried spaghetti
  • 4 tablespoons (60ml) extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 cup (240ml) finely chopped Italian parsley
  • 1 head of fresh garlic
  • 1 teaspoon (5ml) dried red chili flakes


  1. Put a pot of salted water on high heat.
  2. Pour olive oil into a large skillet and turn heat on to low.
  3. Finely mince the whole head of garlic then add to the oil. It's going to slowly cook in the oil until lightly toasted.
  4. Once the water is boiling add the pasta.
  5. While the pasta is cooking, finely chop the parsley and set aside.
  6. When the pasta is done, add two tablespoons of the pasta water along with the chili flakes to the garlic and oil.
  7. Transfer the pasta directly to the garlic and oil sauce with a pasta spoon, combine with the parsley and stir until combined.