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Aglio e olio

Prep time: 15 minutes

cook time: 15 minutes

total time: 30 minutes

serves: 4


-1 lb dry spaghetti

-5 tbsp extra virgin olive oil, divided

-6 cloves garlic, thinly sliced

-1/4 tsp red pepper flakes

-1/4 cup coarsely chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley leaves

-freshly grated parmesan or pecorino romano cheese and some for garnish


  1. In a large pot of boiling, salted water, cook pasta according to the package instructions, reserve 1 cup water and drain well.

  2. Heat olive oil in the skillet. Add garlic and red pepper flakes and cook, stirring frequently, until garlic is golden, about 2-3 minutes.

  3. Add pasta, 3/4 cup parmesan and 1/2 cup reserved pasta water. Cook, stirring constantly and add remaining water as needed, 1 tbsp at a time until the cheese has melted and desired consistency is reached.

  4. Serve immediately, garnished with remaining parmesan and parsley, if desired. Enjoy!

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