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Spaghetti Aglio e Olio Recipe

No two recipes for aglio and olio are the same, but it is quite faithful to the classic method. The key is to slowly roast the garlic cloves in olive oil until completely golden. If it’s too light, you won’t get the full flavor, and if it’s too dark, it’ll be bitter. My advice? Do it perfectly.

authentic aglio olio recipe

Spaghetti Aglio e Olio is a classic Italian pasta dish that is quick and easy to prepare. It is made with spaghetti, garlic, olive oil, red pepper flakes, and parsley. Here’s a simple recipe to make it:


  • 1 pound spaghetti
  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 6 cloves garlic, finely chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley
  • Grated Parmesan cheese (optional)


  1. Cook spaghetti in a large pot of salted boiling water according to package instructions until al dente.
  2. While the spaghetti is cooking, heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat.
  3. Add chopped garlic and red pepper flakes to the skillet, and sauté for about 1-2 minutes until garlic is golden brown and fragrant.
  4. Remove the skillet from heat and let it cool down a bit.
  5. Once spaghetti is cooked, drain it and add it to the skillet with the garlic and oil. Toss until the pasta is evenly coated with the sauce.
  6. Season with salt and black pepper to taste, and add chopped parsley. Toss again until the pasta is well coated with the sauce and parsley.
  7. Serve hot with grated Parmesan cheese (optional).

Enjoy your delicious Spaghetti Aglio e Olio!

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