Spaghetti Aglio e Olio

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Ever dreamt of twirling your fork into a plate of perfect spaghetti, cooked al dente, glistening in a deliciously simple, garlicky olive oil sauce? Wake up and smell the pasta! Because today, we are serving up a recipe that will bring the rich, savory flavor of Italy straight to your kitchen with the bare minimum effort! Yes, you heard it right!

“Are you ready to become a pasta aficionado?”

One-Pot Spaghetti Aglio e Olio: The Magic 🎩✨

The charm of this dish is its simplicity. Garlic (aglio) and olive oil (olio) are the stars of the show here. When combined with spaghetti in a one-pot cooking method, they transform into something divine! “It’s an ode to the beauty of minimalist Italian cuisine!” 😍

The beauty doesn’t stop there! This is a one-pot recipe, making the dreaded task of dishwashing a problem of the past! Yes, no mountains of dishes to tackle after a meal fit for a king! 🤴 Who wouldn’t sign up for that? 🙌

Time to don your apron, and with a whisk in your hand, prepare to create a culinary masterpiece that will blow your taste buds away! 🚀🌌

“Your passport to Italy is just a pot away!”

The Road to Pasta Perfection! 🛣️🍝

“What’s the secret behind this sensational pasta dish?” You might wonder. The secret lies in the careful balance of simple flavors and the right technique. “Oh, and did we mention love?” ❤️

When cooking the spaghetti, aim for al dente. This means the pasta should still have a bit of a bite to it – not too soft, not too hard, just right! This texture is the ideal match for our garlic and olive oil sauce. 🎯

As for the garlic, we’ll gently fry it in olive oil just until it’s golden and aromatic – any longer and it could become bitter. Timing is everything! ⏱️

“Be bold, be brave, and dive fork-first into the world of Italian cooking!”

One-Pot Spaghetti Aglio e Olio

Course: DinnerCuisine: Italian


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A classic Italian dish made in one pot for an easy yet gourmet dinner experience.


  • 200g spaghetti

  • 4 cloves of garlic, minced

  • 1/3 cup extra-virgin olive oil

  • Salt, to taste

  • Red pepper flakes, to taste

  • Chopped fresh parsley, for garnish


  • Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Add spaghetti and cook until al dente.
  • While the pasta is cooking, heat olive oil in a large pan over medium heat. Add the minced garlic and red pepper flakes, sauté until fragrant.
  • Drain the pasta, reserving some pasta water. Add the spaghetti to the pan with garlic and oil. If needed, add some pasta water. Toss until the spaghetti is well coated.
  • Season with salt, toss again and garnish with fresh parsley. Serve immediately.


  • For an added touch of luxury, sprinkle some freshly grated Parmesan over the top just before serving.
  • Feel free to adjust the amount of garlic and red pepper flakes to your liking.
  • Pasta water helps to create a light sauce that coats the spaghetti evenly.
Jamie Anderson
Jamie Anderson
Hey there! I'm Jamie Anderson. Born and raised in the heart of New York City, I've always had this crazy love for food and the stories behind it. I like to share everything from those "Aha!" cooking moments to deeper dives into what's really happening in the food world. Whether you're here for a trip down culinary memory lane, some kitchen hacks, or just curious about your favorite eateries, I hope you find something delightful!

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