La Cucina #09 – Spaghetti With Garlic And Oil

Spaghetti Aglio e Olio

Makes 8 servings

Prep: 5 minutes
Cook: 10 to 15 minutes

Shopping List:

  • 450 gr or 1 pound spaghetti
  • 6 gr or 2 teaspoons chopped garlic
  • 15 gr or ¼ cup chopped parsley
  • 1 gr or ¼ teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • 60 ml or ¼ cup olive oil
  • 55 gr or ¼ cup melted butter [or margarine]


  1. In a large pot with boiling salted water cook spaghetti pasta until al dente.
  2. Drain.
  3. Meanwhile, in a large skillet over low heat saute garlic, parsley, and red pepper flakes with olive oil.
  4. Cook until garlic turns golden in color, about 10 to 15 minutes.
  5. Toss pasta with garlic mixture and butter or margarine.
  6. Serve warm.

Note: Too spicy for your kids? Just leave out the red pepper flakes!


Amount Per Serving
Calories: 323
Total Fat: 13.4g
Cholesterol: 15mg
Sodium: 46mg
Total Carbs: 42.8g
Dietary Fiber: 1.9g
Protein: 7.6g

PDF of this recipe: 20120308-Spaghetti-Aglio-Olio

2 thoughts on “La Cucina #09 – Spaghetti With Garlic And Oil

  1. Back in the days when I was allowed to eat pasta (oh! those days!) this was one of my favorite dishes – good and simple. Like my men.

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