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Pasta aglio e olio

This simple, yet flavorful, pasta dish will allow you to have dinner ready in less than 15 minutes. The epitome of a summer meal, pasta with garlic and olive oil is a classic of the Italian cuisine.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time15 mins
Course: Pastas
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: 15 minute pasta recipe, 15 minute pasta with garlic and olive oil, pasta aglio e olio, Pasta aglio e olio recipe, Pasta with garlic and olive oil, Pasta with garlic and olive oil recipe
Servings: 6
Author: Enri


  • 1 package of Angel Hair or Vermicelli
  • ¾ cup of olive oil
  • 10-12 garlic cloves finely sliced
  • 1 cup curled parsley coarsely chopped
  • Coarse sea salt
  • Crushed red pepper flakes
  • Parmesan or Grana Padano cheese


  • n pot over high heat, put the water to cook the pasta to boil.
  • Add the olive oil to a saucepan on medium heat and sauté the garlic for about 8-10 minutes, until golden brown. Set aside.
  • In the meantime, add salt to the water and cook the pasta al dente.
  • When the pasta is done, strain it. To stop the cooking, let some fresh water run on top of the pasta and strain it again.
  • Put the pasta in a bowl, add the olive oil and garlic, season with salt to taste, add parsley and stir.
  • Serve warm with red pepper flakes and cheese.