We love how simple this classic Italian pasta dish is! It’s also budget-friendly, and so delicious! Perfect for a weeknight meal and it takes less than 15 minutes to get it on the table!
Preparation time: 5 minutes
Cook time: 12 minutes
Ingredients: 450g Spaghetti, 100g extra virgin olive oil, 6 cloves of garlic thinly sliced, ½ tsp red pepper flakes, and grated vegetarian parmesan cheese and chopped parsley leaves, optional.
Add your spaghetti to a large pot of salted boiling water and cook according to the packet instructions, until the spaghetti is cooked al dente.
When your pasta has around 5 minutes left to cook, in a separate pot, add olive oil on medium heat, then add crushed red pepper flakes and your sliced garlic. Sauté in a good quality extra virgin olive oil until the garlic slices are lightly golden brown, don’t let the slices burn.
When the spaghetti has cooked, drain it but reserve some of the starchy pasta water. Add the spaghetti to the garlic and oil and toss it until the spaghetti is evenly coated in the sauce. If it looks at all dry, then add a little of the starchy pasta water until you get the consistency that you prefer. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
Serve immediately and if you like, sprinkle with vegetarian-friendly freshly grated parmesan cheese and garnish with fresh parsley
Bellissima – enjoy!
For more information and tips on how to cook it perfectly, check out https://www.splashoftaste.com/spaghetti-aglio-e-olio/
Nutrition/ Calories: 646kcal | Carbohydrates: 86g | Protein: 15g | Fat: 27g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g | Monounsaturated Fat: 18g | Sodium: 12mg | Potassium: 274mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 76IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 33mg | Iron: 2mg