Spaghetti with Garlic and Olive Oil Sauce is made with only 4 ingredients, extra virgin olive oil, crushed red pepper flakes, fresh garlic, and fresh parsley. Then it is served with some grated Parmesan cheese at the table. YUM! A classic spaghetti dish made with an olive oil sauce is quick and easy and very satisfying!
The garlic and olive oil is the base for this sauce; it’s so simple, you can make it in less than 10 minutes. Our entire family loves this pasta dish!
It has a rich taste from this simple sauce that gives a bold flavor, along with some heat to it! It is so good, your family might enjoy the change from having pasta with red tomato sauce.
Our mom loves to cook simple Italian meals with minimal ingredients. As long as we could remember, this was her “go-to” dish whenever we were hungry and wanted something to eat.
Spaghetti with garlic and olive oil is a common dish in Italy called “Spaghetti con Aglio e Olio.” It’s so delicious and so quick to whip up – it’s amazing.
Our Spaghetti with Garlic and Olive Oil Sauce is made with 2 easy steps!
First, you begin cooking the spaghetti in a pot of boiling water; and at the same time, start making the garlic and olive oil sauce in a sautéing pan, skillet, or small pot.
When pasta is ready, drain and toss the pasta together with the sauce. And serve!
The only thing you may need is some grated Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese at the table when serving.
For a healthier twist, try using whole grain pasta. At times we like mixing both kinds of pasta so the kids won’t notice that they’re eating something healthy.
Ingredients for Spaghetti with Garlic and Olive Oil:
1 pound of Spaghetti (Barilla or Garofalo,or whole-grain spaghetti)
1/2 cup Extra Virgin Olive Oil
5 large garlic cloves- sliced in halves, or 6 to 8 medium cloves
1/4 tsp. sea salt
1/2 cup fresh chopped Italian parsley( about one handful)
1/4 tsp. crushed red pepper flakes
2/3 cup of boiling water ( taken from the pot that is boiling the spaghetti )
grated Parmigiano Reggiano cheese, for serving
Fresh ground pepper to taste