Aglio E Olio Spaghetti

Aglio E Olio Spaghetti
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This traditional Italian spaghetti dish is made with good quality olive oil, garlic, salt, and pepper. The dish is a simple, yet delicious way to prepare pasta for dinner.
Aglio e Olio Spaghetti
  • 1 pound dried spaghetti
  • 7 cloves garlic, thinly sliced
  • 1/3 cup good quality olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 1/4 cup fresh parsley, minced
  • 1 cup grated parmigiano- reggiano
  1. Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Once the water is boiling, drop in the pasta and stir for a minute until the water returns to a boil, Cook the pasta for about 12 minutes or until cooked to al dente.
  2. While the pasta is cooking, combine the garlic and olive in a skillet. Cook over medium heat, stirring occassionally with a wooden spoon to keep the garlic from burning. Cook the garic for about 10 minutes. Then, reduce the heat to medium-low and continue to cook the garlic for another 5 minutes or until the garlic is a golden color. Remove the pan from the heat, stir in the red pepper flakes, and season with salt and pepper to taste.
  3. Drain the pasta, reserving about 2 tablespoons of the pasta water. Toss the pasta in the olive oil sauce with the reserved pasta water. sprinkle with the parsely and cheese and toss to evenly distribute. Enjoy!